Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bidding farwell to some old friends

Check this out.
I bought these shoes when I was in dental hygiene school.
I think it was 1999.
That makes them older than Brandon!

I bought them at either Ross or Burlington Coat Factory.
I think I paid ten bucks.

They have been the best shoes!  They are comfy, easy to slide on, and go with a lot of different outfits.  (Or at least I told myself that they did.)  But it was time to send them off to that great shoe store in the sky.  The bottoms had worn out so that they could get little pebbles stuck inside of them and then my shoes would rattle.  That might be fun for a two-year-old, but not so much for me.  I kept holding on to them because I couldn't find a decent pair of clogs to replace them for less than $40.  So I waited.  And waited.  And, finally, this week I found a pair on clearance at a Sears that is closing down.  $15.  That's more like it.  But it's going to take a while for them to grow on me.  They feel kinda slippery and not nearly as comfortable.  If I sprain my ankle in the near future, you'll know what to blame.


  1. Oh Andrea - LOVE YOUR CLOGS!! This post just touched my funny bone and my heart! Last Wednesday I was wearing my 10-year-old clogs at work (they're Clarke's, bought them at JC Penney and women of a certain age WORSHIP Clarke's (that age being anyone over 40 I believe, or possibly anyone who appreciates true comfort who is over 30). I told the ladies at work that the way to know that I'm NOT a shoe person is because I have true anxiety knowing that some day these puppies are going to WEAR OUT and I'm going to have to buy some new ones and I suffer knowing that!! I just can't believe you posted this today. Also, I can't find my red fleece jacket that we bought in Vail, Colorado. If I've lost that I'm going to be heartbroken. It made me want to start my own blog to blog about losing my white fuzzy jacket in 7th grade, and now losing my red fuzzy jacket in my 60th year and how some things never change. Thanks for giving me a forum.
    Mom S

  2. "These shoes were made for walkin'...." Nancy S. would be proud of you.