Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Plain and Fancy Laces
The first pair of Candie’s I had were a simple pair of white sneakers. I loved them because they were perfect with my candy striper uniform. (I kid you not, I was a candy striper at the hospital when I was 8th grade, I even got a commendation for completing 50 hours of volunteer work.)
My uniform really wasn’t much. It was just a smock that I’d wear over whatever else I had on, but as this was an era of clogs, I always made sure that I had “quiet shoes” on when I went to the hospital because my rounds were on the geriatric floor. Mostly I’d refill water pitchers, help patients open their mail and later when meals were served, I’d feed those who needed help or cleared their trays.
I’ve kind of been searching for those sneaks again, and prowling around on eBay in hopes that someone has some.
I found these, which are pretty close, but I’m not a size 5.5 (I’m a 7.5). Of course I probably was a size 5.5 in junior high.
But my point is, back then plain white shoes were pretty fashionable, and it was all about the fancy way you’d lace them. If only we’d had the internet to show us cool techniques like this!
UPDATE 6:00 PM: Yes, it was an April Fool’s joke. It was all my brother’s idea. (You can see how it looked here.)
The regular edible candy reviews will resume tomorrow.
POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:59 am
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