Saturday, June 4, 2016
Shoes, time to look around for some.
Shoes. Walking, climbing stairs, running, jumping,sitting in the park and basketball shoes. Kids are impressed by the ads and names. I sat beside David Thompson on a plane once. He is a nice guy, he was headed to a shoe promotion (he was in his prime at the time but I did not know of his fame, nor what he did for a living, I live under a rock). Son Mark knew him right away when we deplaned together.
I wore ‘tennis shoes’ and never played tennis. Tennis was for the elite, rich or stuck up folk. LOL
Real folk pitched horseshoes, climbed trees, played baseball or ‘rolly bat’, maybe football (never tennis). I am sure you do not remember the smell of boy's tennis shoes, but my mama sure did. "Jackie, put those shoes out in the sun!' LOL
Playing games today does not mean the same to our grandkids as it did to grandma and grandpa. LOL playing games was really physically ‘playing’. Now kids can play those games as well as ones beyond my understanding on a phone or i-pad (but it doesn’t burn the calories).
For many years one shoe did it all, the canvas ‘Tennis Shoe’. I am amazed at the promotions for shoes and I guess, most of all the PRICE. I understand that a pair of Michael Jordan Air shoes are well over $100. I told my grandson once, we need the money more than Michael Jordan.
It amazes me that many kids really believe they can jump like Michael Jordan if they buy shoes with his name on them (I have no doubt they are good shoes, they certainly should be at the price)
I shouldn't say too much about what kids believe, I used to believe all the ads on the back of comic books! OUCH! I believed if I took the Charles Atlas course no bully would kick sand in my face and take my girl.