Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Grandma's Shoes

 When  I was very little, all the Grandmas that I knew all walked around this world,in ugly grandma shoes. You  know the ones I speak of, those black clunky heeled kind? They  just looked so very awful that  it weighed upon my mind. For I knew when I grew old, I’d  have to wear those shoes! I’d  think of that, from time to time, it seemed like such bad news. Now,  I never was a rebel! I wore saddle shoes to school. Next came ballerinas,then  sandals, they were cool. Then  came spikes with pointed toes, then platforms, very tall. As each new fashion came, I wore them, one and all. But
always in the distance,looming  in my future, there, Was that awful pair of ugly shoes,the  kind that Grandmas wear.  

I eventually got married then  I became a Mom. Our  kids grew up and left, and
their children came along. I  knew I was a Grandma and  the time was drawing near when
those ugly, black, old lace-up shoes was  what I’d have to wear! How  would I do my gardening or take my morning hike? I couldn’t even think about how I  would ride my bike. But  fashions kept evolving, and one day I realized,that the shape of things to come was changing right before my eyes. For  now when I go shopping what  I see fills me with glee! In my jeans and Reeboks I’m  as comfy as can be. And I  look at all these teenage girls and  there upon their feet,are
those clunky, black, old Grandma shoes, And  they think they’re really neat!!!

This was given at a DUP Convention yesterday and it was so funny, I thought I'd share.

 This window is in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum in Salt Lake City.


My granddaughter won a gold fish. A Mason jar works just fine.

Connecting to Our World Tuesday


8 comments:

Barb said...

What a great poem! Yes, I think it's safe to say that even if we wear the clunky styles we'll be right in fashion. (However, like you, I think I'd rather wait awhile...) That goldfish winning granddaughter may have to share! Precious.

Ginny said...

I love the beautiful stained glass!! The teens around here do not wear granny shows, that is a new one on me!. I wear Crocs instead!

Linda Kay said...

Ruth, your little poem is delightful, and absolutely right on. I see those ugly shoes on girls now, some even with shorts and turn up my nose! Ugh, Ugly.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Love that stained glass, Ruth!
I bet you make a great mother and a great grand mother, no matter what shoes you wear!!
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

The Artful Diva said...

you have adorable granddaughters - those eyes - wow!

Susan said...

That made me laugh too Ruth, the black shoes!
Gorgeous granddaughters.
Your photos are lovely too :D)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What cute granddaughters you have!

I do remember those black laced "grandmother" shoes! I also feared the orthotic style of shoes specially made for those ladies who had large bunions. Thankfully, I don't have to wear either, at least not yet, even though I am a grandma! :)

orvokki said...

Your granddaughter are very cute.

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