Leaving Long Pants Until Last
So I waited until the last possible minute, when it
was absolutely getting too chilly, to finally put on long
pants. It was the second week in October and I finally
broke down. It was just getting too ridiculous to wear
reason I kept a lot of summer clothing downstairs in my
closet was because the first week of October was outrageously
summer like. Herman and I both were in the lake and I
think that’s the latest I have ever been in.
looked at me one day and basically said, “Look,
you’re going to have to choose a few shorts and
tanks to keep downstairs. The rest have to go up in storage
for the winter.”
I picked out a select few items for whatever warm days
were left and she took the rest upstairs to the trunk
for winter storage. When she came back down, she told
me there was no room in the trunk for anything else until
all my turtlenecks came downstairs.
I wasn’t ready for that yet, as I’m just getting
used to the idea of wearing long pants. But as of Yom
Kippur (the day I’m writing this to you) which is
October 13th, I’m wearing a sweater with a T-shirt
underneath it and long pants.
and I spent the morning in the synagogue down in Gloversville.
Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement” and is
the holiest of holidays for the Jewish calendar. Today
is supposed to be accompanied by fasting, as a way of
self-denial. But because of all the medications I have
to take during the day that require food be taken with
them, I can’t really do that. And Herman, not being
Jewish, isn’t required to fast either.
guess I’m in for the long winter haul of pants wearing.
By the time you read this, I’m sure my turtlenecks
will have come downstairs as well. With several days of
rain and no sun in the forecast, I’m starting to
look at my solar panel tanning booth with ideas of starting
it up too. It hasn’t been on since early last spring,
but it won’t be long.
we see stretches of warm weather again, it’ll be
long pants for this girl. Hope you are staying warm where
you are too. Happy Thanksgiving!
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