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A Good Understanding

Yesterday I was reminded of one of my grandfather’s puns.

“My feet are killing me,” said a customer while I was working the cash register at the Thrift Shop where I volunteer.  The woman asked if she could trade in the new ill fitting shoes she’d purchased the day before at big box store for a much more comfortable used pair on our shelves. After she left my fellow clerks and I chatted about the damage poor fitting shoes can do to a person’s feet.

My mom reading with her sisters around 1933. Check out their nice shoes.

My mom ( on the left) reading with her sisters around 1933. Check out their nice shoes.

It reminded me of something my mother once told me. Her father always insisted on his children having shoes that fit well.  My grandmother’s feet had been damaged by poor fitting shoes and Grandpa didn’t want that to happen to his kids. He spared no expense to be sure his four children had shoes that fit properly. 

Here is Mom and her sisters with their dolls, probably around 1929. Look at those shoes.

Here is Mom (again on the left) and her sisters with their dolls, probably around 1929. Look at those nice shoes they are wearing.  

He used to joke and say he was going to make sure his children had a good under standing. Get it? 

Other posts about my mother’s childhood…….

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My Mother’s Childhood Christmases

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