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    Terry The Great Apron Finder

    So I use an apron every meal I eat. This is because I tend to spill, or should I say the people feeding me, namely Herman and Terry, tend to spill on me. Terry goes to the Town Wide Garage Sale in Broadalbin a few weeks ago. She shows up one Monday morning with an off white apron that’s 100% cotton with cow designs on it that she bought for a quarter. I absolutely love this apron!

    The next week we were at the Yankee Dollar store in Johnstown Mall, Terry found two other aprons at a cost of a dollar a piece. She has a great eye for finding stuff like this. She also found me a pair of Levi shorts at Peebles Department Store in Johnstown.

    Terry’s daughter Jamie always asks her mom how she knows what size to get. According to Terry she can hold them up and tell if they will fit. She learned to do this while raising her daughter. I have to tell you that she has a great eye. We just spent this morning shopping on line for white denim shorts. I am happy to say that I found a pair for $9.99. Now Terry isn’t thrilled about shopping on the computer, but she somehow managed for me.

    I love to shop on line, it’s fast easy and usually as cheap as going to a store. The main difference is that the store comes to you. Of course Terry can’t hold them up to see if they fit, but she’s pretty much sure of the sizing for me. I of course would go much smaller, but Terry’s pretty insistent on my comfort.

    I’m writing this to you the third week in June. It has been raining non stop for about a week. This greatly interferes with my sun time. So much so that I’m thinking of using my indoor tanning panel tomorrow as more rain is predicted. I sure hope this summer will bring many sunny days. I’ve even gotten in the habit of wearing regular clothing as opposed to just a bathing suit. I really hate this. I’m looking forward to hot sunny days sitting in the lake.

    Did I tell you my mom sent up a beach umbrella? It’s nylon and really pretty colors. We have a little spool table and the umbrella fits in it perfectly. My mom said it was such a pain to send that it would have been cheaper to send us the money and purchase it ourselves. But I’m glad she made the effort, so thanks Mom! She also sent an attachable personal umbrella for me to use attached to my chair in case I get too hot. Yeah, like that’s going to happen while sitting in the lake. But it was a nice effort and I appreciate that too.

    So this concludes my story to you about aprons and umbrellas. Pray for sunshine!


    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