You know you're getting old when you can fill in the blanks in this sentence:
"It used to be that you could buy a __________(insert name of item here) for _______ (insert dollar amount) dollars."
Last night I got a catalog. It seemed in answer to a prayer. LAND'S END! They'll have a handbag/satchel! Their products provide quality at a reasonable price!
And I found the perfect one: a Land's End shopper's tote that doubles as a handbag. Congac leather, cotton linen lining. Handy pockets for your "things". Magnetic clasp.
Cost: $198 plus shipping.
As I said to The Bearded One, "At least I don't have to pay a monthly fee to use it."
The search continues.