“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Funeral shoes

These are the shoes I wear to funerals.

I am 6 feet tall in these shoes.
Today one of my uncles told me I was tall enough,
I didn't need heels.
My mother suggested
that the reason they were hurting me more than usual
(I'd complained)
was because I had gained weight.


  1. Haven't worn heels in years. Have a bad back and always been of the "sensible shoes" mainstay! Mostly wear my bicycle shoes. Comfort and they're cool. Menopause...

  2. I used to be able to stand in heels all day & in fact, only began having back achiness when I stopped wearing them every day. The most absolutely comfortable footwear for me, other than bare feet, is Justin Ropers. Flat cowboy boots made to actually work in. I can stand in those all day - I even have a purple pair!

  3. got to love family, they are the only ones that can get away with saying whatever they want!

  4. Yeah, thanks mom.....I like those shoes, very sexy!

  5. Mothers!! And uncles!

    I have heels that I am 6 feet tall in, too. And, I love them. I teach and stand on my feet all day. Still, I wear 2 or 3 inch heels. I love being tall!

  6. To Michelle & everyone who mentioned their moms & family! Lordy, how true.

    Relyn - I love being tall also. Although it makes buying jeans a pain. :)

    And Paula & Christy - I think they're pretty sexy for funerals. :) And I am laughing how my right foot leans over in each photo.

    Thanks to all!
    :) Debi

  7. Very sleek and beautiful.

    I just can't bring myself to wear heels...I flop all over the place. But then again, I am a piano teacher on most days..would look slightly overdressed if I came to my student's houses in heels. Thank goodness for that!


  8. Quite showy, aren't they? :)

    I would be VERY overdressed if I wore these to work. Plus I would get nothing done!

    :) Debi


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