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Tue, 04-09-2013 - 4:30am

Do you own a umbrella ?

Whats it look like?

Do you use it ?

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 6:09am

I have 3.   The biggest is red and white.   It was a staff gift from a school I used to work in.   The other two are plain Totes ones; not too big.   One is floral: dark shades of purple, red, and yellow.   The other is black with a white paisley design.

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 6:15am

I have a bunch.  My Mom use to buy me them for gifts.  I have a yellow sunfloor, a Rainy Day In Paris print one, a Ralph Lauren print one with plaid and ducks on it, ummmm - let's see now - a large black and white golf one we use to walk the dog with when it is raining, a few small Totes we keep in the cars- mine is red and John's is black, and I have a two I like to keep to toss into my suitcase when we travel for just in case - one is a pretty silver and the other is a funky greenish yellow color with a high heel shoe design on itl

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 7:38am

I have 2 a plain black one, which I got from the lost property box at work ages ago lol. and I bought one in England, its also black with pictures of dogs on it, its lost in the cupboard somewhere lol.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 8:58am

plain black in the car and a small one in my purse (no clue what it looks like).  Mom got it for me and at a touch it will pop open and then another touch it will collapse.  It's really nice when walking in somewhere and you have your hands full. 

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 9:05am

Do you own a umbrella ?

Several.

Whats it look like?

We have a massive black one (like a golf umbrella, but black), a smaller Mary Poppins black one with the wooden hook handle and several compact ones in a variety of colors. I have a couple that were "accessories" with purses I bought - one really pretty one matches the lining of my favorite purse. Never even opened it, though. I have one in my office in case we have a fire drill (or more likely a false alarm - we reschedule drills if it is raining).

Do you use it ?

Almost never. Umbrellas are for tourists. :-) That is why I always buy coats with good hoods on them!

If we really need one, we usually use the gigantic one. Last time I remember using it was for track meets a couple years ago. Erick and I can set up our folding chairs next to each other -then if one of us holds the umbrella, it covers us both completely. It rained so hard at that meet - the entire time. It was miserable, but we were dry. Poor kids in their soaking sweats......

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Registered: 07-03-2008
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 10:18am

I hav e a couple small tote ones, one is red, the other Im not so sure of. The boys have a Spiderman one each and a Spnogebob one each. I also have a large black one with Edward and Bella from Twilight on it - a gift from the boys LOL 

I use them if I have to, otherwise I just throw my hood up and go.

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Registered: 10-10-2003
Wed, 04-10-2013 - 4:01am

I just use my hoodie..  

I have had them but between the girls and grands they have all disappeared..

And its suppose to rain for the next three days..

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Wed, 04-10-2013 - 11:07am

I have two, a floral one  and a blue one with monster face and horns.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Thu, 04-11-2013 - 1:58pm

I love umbrellas!  So funny that you asked this question...  Amber and I have an ongoing argument about using an umbrella.  I always have an umbrella in my purse and when I try to share with her, she will pull up her hood (if she has one) instead.  I guess it may be one of those generational things... at least with us. I remember thinking that only old women wore boots when I was growing up.  Maybe she feels that way about umbrellas.. lol.

The umbrella that i keep in my purse all the time is an Elvis umbrella.  I have two of them exactly the same.  I received one from my cousin Sheryl and one from my niece Ranae. 

We got our taxes done Tuesday and I guess I was so relieved that we did not have to pay the IRS this year that I forgot my wet umbrella laying there on the floor!  I did not want to stick it dripping wet, back in my purse.  I could have kicked myself yesterday morning because I was NOT a happy camper when I remembered I did not have my umbrella in my purse.  

I normally have extra umbrellas everywhere because i love them.... if my hair gets even a little bit wet, it goes way flat so I try to protect it at all times.  Do you think I could find one of them in my house??  Nope... I was getting so aggrivated, I know I have at least 2 with the hospital logo on them, a red one that was my MIL's, a royal blue TOTE's umbrella AND an umbrella that came with a matching purse (or vice-versa rather) somewhere in my house!

I finally found one of the hospital umbrellas in the back of the coat closet hanging by the handle on a nail.  I was SO relieved!  Been using it every day since too .... it has been raining for 3 days now.  Although I do love my rainy days, I am not fond of the cold temps that are coming along with it this time.  Ugh...

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Thu, 04-11-2013 - 3:55pm

This is one of my favorites -

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