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    The WAHA Sweatshirt Mystery is Solved!

    So about six months ago my Physical Therapist at the Well’s House, Robin tells me about these awesome sweatshirts. They have mittens attached and there is even a separate thumb at the end of the arm of the sweatshirt. As my title indicates they are called WAHA’s. So Herman and I do a search on the internet. No WAHA to be found. I asked Robin where she found them and she told me they were at Johnstown Knit when they were still in business.

    I kind of forgot about them for awhile. Then one day in December shortly after Christmas the door bell rings. I was in the back of the house with Terry so she went out front and answered the door.

    The woman identified herself as Betty Christman and Terry quickly brought me up from the back of the house when Betty asked if I lived here. When I came up front the first thing I noticed was Betty wearing a nice smile. The second thing I noticed was that she was carrying two sweatshirts which she had taken from a bag.

    She went on to tell me that she read in one of my articles that I was in search of a sweatshirt with mittens attached. Further I had asked any readers to contact me if they knew of any. Well Betty did. Turns out that her son was the originator of the WAHA sweatshirt. And she got a couple of them for me from him! Wasn’t that the sweetest thing?

    I’m wearing one as I write to you now and I have to tell you they are incredibly warm. Betty tells me that her son had moved to Ohio with the business, but is back in the area and thinking of starting up the sweatshirt company again. I for one hope he starts his company up again. I’ll definitely be a regular customer.

    If he does start it up again I seriously hope he considers putting the sweatshirts online. I think he’d reach a broader market that way. So thank you Betty Christman . I really appreciate the time you took to track me down. And I love the sweatshirts! Even Herman loved them when he arrived home that day. I’m really pleased people pay attention to what I say in my articles. So this is a big thank you to my readers.

    Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com