Friday, June 11, 2010
My Knees Don't Lie
An in-law of mine once insinuated that the women on one side of my family (Aunts) were kind of unfeminine..that even their knees were a little knobby too! Well, I can assure you that's never been the case with me ..my knees are round (fuller) you see, ha ha)
Well I got to thinking about a pair of white boots my parents bought me once (caved into more like). I wore them until they had dark scuff marks all over. They were the one's Nancy Sinatra made popular back in the 1960's!! That's right.."These Boots Are Made For Walking", Now mine happened to be short though..and of course I was very young (cough). But there just wasn't another pair to trade off with..besides, they were my favorite, so I really don't remember my other shoes!
Anyway, I've always been left with the distinct impression my dad didn't care for them..I'm not certain if he ever did?
I can remember a nice fire he started, early one winter evening- just like yesterday. As I stood there warming myself beside the fireplace, he must of noticed me standing on the worn sides of those boots..(you know, where the ankles were suppose to be)? Now please..picture if you will, all those scuff marks! Anyway, he demanded I take them off then and there- then promptly tossed them in the trash! My guess is he would of enjoyed burning them?
It wasn't until I was around 15yrs old that he actually accompanied me to the mall again- for another pair of boots that is (generally it was my mom who did this kind of thing)? Well it didn't take long before I zeroed in on a deep, rich brown leather pair that zipped up to the knees..only to my shock and dismay, I couldn't get the zipper passed my knee caps! My knees are round you see. Suffice it to say, we left the mall in silence...