One of the frequently-televised Christmastime specials is Jean Sheperd's "The Christmas Story." Briefly, it recounts the adventures of Ralphie, a preteen boy who wants to have a air rifle for Christmas. Anyway, one amusing vignette in this much-loved story is the strong desire that Ralphie's dad had to own a table lamp suitable for display in an open window. Said table lamp had a gaudy base shaped like a lady's leg; moreover, clad in a net stocking.
I thought, at the time of having seen the program, that it was merely a result of the humorist's wry imagination. And, who knows, maybe it was at one time. However, there are numerous variants of this lamp actually marketed, ranging in price from $20 to $240.
I must admit to never having seen this lamp in situ. But I do not have extensive knowledge of New Orleans uptown décor, fraternity house modern, or the contemporary brothel international style. Furthermore, is this one possible décor item that is either bestowed as a joke, or one whose purchase generates a lot of buyer's remorse?
Very clearly, there are unique stories worth telling. Like Mama's old silver loafers that she still keeps from her university days, yet neither wears nor allows me to wear.
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