Winter Causes Shopping Binges
I’ve recently been on a binge shopping for corduroy
shirts. I initially went to Amazon.com and just put in
the search corduroy shirts. I was pleased to find a rather
large selection in men’s shirts which is what I
ordinarily wear. I ordered them in a size large as I like
them baggy and I was delighted to see they were only $16
them in several colors but what they didn’t have
was white. So Herman was kind enough to do a Google search
and he found one but it was a ladies. Now get this, for
a ladies shirt very similar to the men’s one I got
it was $30. I just don’t get this. According to
Terry it’s because women tend to spend more on clothing.
particular white corduroy shirt was a fitted style which
I didn’t like so I ordered it really big. A size
16 to be exact. Hopefully it will fit the way I want it
be something about the winter and the snow that has me
shopping again. I also got into my head that I wanted
a new set of sheets. I went to Eddie Bauer Home on line
and I was surprised to see that they no longer existed.
Their clothing store is still in existence but evidently
the home store wasn’t doing that well.
Herman and I first moved into this house I bought a lot
of stuff from Eddie Bauer Home. For instance I have a
beautiful four poster bed from there with a matching full
length mirror in a wooden frame to match the bed. Additionally
both my shower curtains and bath mats are from Eddie Bauer.
lucky enough to get the bed on a terrific sale at their
Home Store in Albany. And as I recall the shower curtains
weren’t that expensive either. I have two sets of
sheets that I also bought at the Home Store about six
years ago. They are now getting thread bare, and Terry’s
taken to mending them.
brings me back to why I wanted new sheets. I also got
these at Amazon.com and they were only about $30. I had
originally gone to LLBEAN.com and I found some sheets
that I liked which Terry quickly talked me out of as they
cost about $100.
concludes my winter shopping. Oh, remember I was talking
about selling our camp? Well Terry’s cousin Katy
bought it and she’ll be moving in this spring. So
welcome aboard! I hope you like Caroga Lake as much as
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