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Days Gone By.... By: Rebecca Hudson

April 24, 2013

A new pair of shoes has always been an unexpected joy for me. 
A new pair of shoes has always been an unexpected joy for me.  Perhaps the reason is buried deep within my past experiences, but sliding my foot into a shiny new shoe recalls a delight much as a particular aroma or sight can assail one's senses.   It immediately calls to mind  previous experiences of long ago.

When I was a youngster my shoe wardrobe consisted of a pair of canvasas converse tennies and a pair of shiny patent leather Mary Jane dress shoes.  When back-to-school time rolled around every year we'd make the annual trek to the local JCPenney department store seeking suitable "school shoes".  Much to my sheer delight these were usually penny loafers - dapper leather slip-ons with slots in the top to slip in a shiny new penny.

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