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    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 a piece.

    I ordered 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.

    This 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 to.

    It must 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.

    When 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.

    I was 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.

    Which 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.

    So this 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 we do.

    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