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    Turtle Necks and Sweaters Up, Boxer Shorts and Tank Tops Down

    I recently replaced all my summer shorts or should I say added to them. I first went to www.oldnavy.com and was delighted to see their boxer shorts on sale for $2.99. Now, mind you, they were all Christmas boxer shorts. But I didn’t really care, because they had the size I wanted. And how can you beat that price?

    When the boxers came, I realized that I ordered them too big, so Herman and I went back on the computer to re-order them in the proper size. They actually had some non-Christmas ones on sale for $6 which I also got.

    After my on-line shopping spree, Terry took me down to Peeble’s Department Store in Johnstown, where I found some boxers by Tommy Hilfiger. Though they are $8.95 a pair, I got myself two pair and Herman two pair.

    I haven’t yet brought all my shorts downstairs from winter storage. But as the warmer temperatures approach us, I’ll be doing just that. Up go the turtle necks and sweaters and down come the tank tops, shorts and swimwear.

    Terry and Herman both have a pair of flannel lined jeans. I bought Herman his at Beacon Wholesale in Gloversville. Terry picked hers up at Aldi’s grocery store in Johnstown where they were on sale. Herman’s weren’t too bad in price either. I don’t have flannel lined jeans as I’m so sensitive to heat.

    I’ve already been to the beach a few days (this is as of the third week in April) and gotten to try out my shorts and boxers on the warm days as well as tank tops.

    Terry is turning into quite the beach person. She tells she puts on sun block every morning before she gets here. Then I’m next. I’ve gotten used to her badgering me about putting SPF 30 on my face. Terry doesn’t change into bathing suits until it gets really hot. I’m in shorts much earlier than she is too. But even I don’t put a bathing suit on until the weather is warm enough.

    Some other big news: Herman put his sailboat in the water the weekend of the 16th of April. That’s the earliest he’s ever done it, but if you’ll remember it was really nice and warm the first two weeks of April. Let’s hope the rest of the summer holds up as well.


    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