Thursday, February 10, 2011
Close to Nowhere
Imelda and snow!
• My friend Marion has the most amazing shoe collection! It’s much better than mine!
Pop has often called me “Imelda,” after Imelda Marcos, wife of the Phillipines’ president, Ferdinand Marcos.
When Ferdinand was deposed and the palace and contents confiscated, Imelda’s closet was perhaps the most fascinating! Her closet held 2,700 pairs of shoes!
Not even Marion’s and mine combined could top that!
I have lots of shoes. I give away lots of shoes, so I can get more shoes. Then, I wear my purple Croc’s most of the time.
At times, I guess I’ve had roughly 100 pairs of shoes. I wouldn’t even guess at Marion’s, as she has them tucked in various closets around her house.
Marion’s are high heels! Glamorous, gorgeous, slinky, loud high heels. I’m so jealous!
Dana, my daughter, has several pairs of heels, and she wears them sometimes, but not often. My brother, her uncle, used to tell her he was going to tell her kids “your mama wears Army boots!”
She does a lot outside and I have to admit some of her shoes do look like Army boots.
Now, Mere, who is 14-3/4 years old, going on 45, is wearing heels. And wearing them well. And she has good taste in heels. Marion and I both like her shoes.
So, while poking around in a store the other day, I found a pair of heels that I really liked. I tried them on -- they fit great. Walked up and down the aisle a bit. Felt fine.
Sunday, I decided I’d put them on and walk around the house a bit in my new heels, so I wouldn’t look like an idiot walking around at church.
Good thing I did! I made it to the front door, outside with the dogs, and back inside to my sewing room. I was seriously wobbling by the time I took off my fabulous high heels. Wore my flats to church.
Got to church -- Marion had on high-heeled boots. She said her arthritic knee had been killing her, so she took off her flat shoes and put on heels. She walks better and feels better wearing really high heels.
I’ve seen her run in them. Mere and Dana can run in theirs also. Remy, the nearly 13-year-old, can also wear and run in heels. Sigh...
• Tuesday, as I write this, the weathermen are predicting piles of snow for us again. And, it’s freezing cold!
Now, in my mind, there’s not a good day for snow. But Wednesday, when this is predicted, is a really bad day.
We have to deliver newspapers. Barry and Pam have a ball game in Grenada. My brother Dennis, in Memphis, Tenn., is scheduled for eye surgery, with me driving him.
I wanna know what happened to “global warming.”
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