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    Posted March 14, 2009 by
    Fredericksburg, Virginia
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    $25 Mink Coat


    In the quaint town of Fredericksburg,Virginia the main drag of town

    is lined with old trees, a few ice cream parlors, and stretches of

    antiques stores. People enjoy outside concerts, walking their dogs, and

    strolling this quaint neighborhood.


    Last August, I ventured to

    the city, just right outside of Washington DC. While in town, some

    tourist shopping was underway. I wasn't looking for anything nor

    nothing at the same time. Antique after antique store, my eyes glazed

    over the mountains of dishes, aluminum toys, and overly-worn jewelry.

    It was the last store, where in my browsing through items, did my eyes

    fixate on some shiny, soft fur. It was a mink coat. And a mink coat at

    that. Short cut, high collar, and in-style for the current times, but

    obviously from a good 40 or 50 years back. I tried it on-perfect fit.

    But now was the test of the time, asking the cashier the price. The

    response, $25 dollar. $25 dollars for a mink coat that was in top-notch

    quality. It's mine.


    The mink coat has now turned heads down

    Michigan Avenue and had strangers compliment it, all while hiding its

    vintage & cheap history. It was the best purchase I have ever made and thank Fredericksburg for supplying me this find.

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