Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Cletus Coffey 
CoffeeFest, Union Suit Fans – Coming Your Way, Don't Delay!

Join my little buddy, Cletus Coffey, and me for CoffeeFest coming in October. You can be part of the fun by sending in your photo hangin' out in your union suit enjoying a cup of joe. You have a few more days to join the fun. 

Email your photo to me today at so that you are included in my timely fall posting.

Thanks to my friend, Jerry Walters, creator of Cletus Coffey and other memorable Union Suit characters (See the following posting).

Added October 9, 2019 from Torrie of Flagstaff, AZ: "Cletus is soooo cute. I'd like drinking coffee with him anytime... Torrie"

Hey, Union Suit Fans!

Old Thornberry
Introducing a very fine, entertaining author, illustrator, storyteller, all around good guy, and fellow Union Suit Fan... Jerry Walters

For several months now I have been enjoying Jerry's books.  He is an exceptional storyteller and illustrator. With his permission, I am featuring some of my favorite characters from those books of his. From his website, Jerry says, "Just love to do fun silly stories."  I think you'll agree. Here are a few book excerpts...

From the Book, Bud. Farmer Fred wades into the mud to grab his prized pig so he can take him to the county fair. In the process, Fred looses his clothes but, oh well, he proceeds to the fair in his union suit anyway:

He isn't going to let a little thing like attending the festivities in his long underwear stand in his way of a good time!

From Lost Teddy Bear
Your pants come in handy 

if you don't have a rope!

In Polecat, Johnny has to go around 
in his union suit 
thanks to an ole polecat who squirted him 
and ruined this clothes:

In Ole Fred Has a Bad Day,
he wears a nightshirt over 

his red union suit
going to the outhouse.

And from the Book, Hillbilly Cookie Bear

I'm sure you'd love to check out these stories in more detail and to see other of Jerry's books. So go to:
and type in "The Legend of Thunder Cow."  Buy a couple books and enjoy.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Union Suit Fans.... Don't Be Left Out!

In early October I will be posting "CoffeeFest!"

I'll post Favorite Fan Fotos of those of you relaxing in your Union Suits and enjoying your morning Coffee. It's simple: over the next week or two send me a photo or two of you sipping morning coffee wearing your favorite long johns: union suits, of course, what else? Don't delay.

Send to: and join me and others in some Fall Fun!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Remember Healthknit Long Underwear?
I had a Couple of Healthknit Union Suits
Made in Knoxville, Tennessee
But the Last One I bought 
was probably in 1988

They came in Packages like this 
but mine were red
with long sleeves:

Standard Knitting Mills maker of Healthknit Underwear put Knoxville, Tennessee on the map!

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