When I found out that Alterra was changing its name to Colectivo, I did two things: wrote a story fleshing out the details of the name change (coming Monday morning) and moved my Alterra T-shirts to my vintage Milwaukee T-shirt drawer.
There they join the stack of my other shirts that are – for whatever reason – no longer available, including Oriental Drugs "I’m Hooked On Oriental Drugs" shirt, Atomic Records, Koppa’s (the business switched hands in February), my old band hand-screened tees and my favorite OnMilwaukee.com shirt that’s now a decade old.
My bottom drawer is a sacred space: part dresser drawer part wearable art museum, and it rarely sees the light of day. I wear these shirts, but very infrequently. They mean as much to me as the few onesies I saved that were once worn by my sons.
Bury me in these shirts, OK?
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.