Do you remember?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by moreluck, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Do you remember......

    I remember, as a kid, going to get new shoes at the department store and stepping up on this contraption and putting my feet inside to get them x-rayed for fit. At least I think it was an x-ray. We had Buster Brown and Red Goose shoes.
  2. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    Yep, and all the store assistants died of X Ray poisoning.

    Remember the first time you ever wore high heels? I never put a pair
    on until I left the house for my high school graduation, not realizing
    they were anything to fear. For those of you who haven't had the
    pleasure, wearing stiletto's without practicing in them first is like walking
    on stilts. Balancing on your toes with your ankles wobbling and trying to keep your legs straight made for one long, painful day. I fell about every third step manuvering across the football field but my "escort", whom I'd known all my life, was great. He told me this would be one heck of a home movie his dad was filming...:anxious:
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I was always too tall and the boy I dated was just a smidgen shorter than me, so I searched for flats all the time.:happy-very:
  4. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    My dad sent me to John Robert Powers "modeling" school when I was 19 (what a rip off) by then I had experience in heels and I could strut my stuff better than the instructor, it was pretty funny, she used to get mad at me about it.:surprised: Can't do the heels now, wish I could though.
  5. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I'd like to see that. Is it on YouTube yet?:wink2:
  6. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    After wearing heals for 27 years at UPS, I have a marvelous collection of Clarks shoes and tennis shoes. Now that is a dream come true, along with throwing out hosiery.

    I do remember Bakers shoes, where the shoes were displayed in the windows along with a $2.99 price tag and higher.
  7. myback

    myback Member

    calling the bowling alley and asking them if they had 10 pound balls
  8. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    HAHA! 'Fraid not. My buddy (escort) Jimmy never even got to see it. He had a falling out with his folks about becoming a musician and broke off all ties. He and his wife actually became famous for their "cowboy gypsy music".
  9. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    I remember going to the shoe store and the guy would actually measure both feet and bring out several pairs of shoes for you to try on.
  10. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Was his name Al Bundy?:happy-very:
  11. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I hope you're going on the cruise, Sammie, you're definitely someone I'd like to talk to.
  12. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    Sign me up for the round up after this one, Stevie. Between getting my boy ready for graduation and military, volunteer work and looking after my disabled mater, ain't gonna happen this time around. But I agree. Chatting w/you would be a kick!
  13. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    My mother wouldn't take our tribe to buy shoes, she'd have us stand on a piece of paper and trace the outline of our feet. I guess that was her X-ray. I don't think I was in a shoe store until I was 11 or 12 years old.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Just how large was this tribe?

    There were 5 of us, all boys, when I was growing up. I can only imagine the reaction I would have gotten from my father if I would have asked for a $50 pair of Nikes. We didn't go without but there were not a lot of extras. Going to McDonald's on Sunday was a big deal.
  15. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    There were 5 in our tribe too. Four boys and my spoiled little sister. One summer my youngest brother wore :censored2: in his PF Flyers before the 4th of July. He was told to go bare foot on except on Sunday, he had church shoes.

    Anyways the bottoms of his feet were so tough he used to make money at different playgrounds by betting people he could walk on broken glass and not get cut. My dad got wind of this stunt and toughened up his back side for being stupid. We all laugh about it now when the drinking stories start!
  16. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Don't even get me started.:wink2:
  17. myback

    myback Member

    seven years closer than you