D is for 9 1/2 David
Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 5, 2016
A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart “D is for 9 1/2 David” by Linda Martin Andersen
This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z. I’m excited about trying something new. I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.
Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge. There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
Just so you know, my selection for “D” may not seem to quite fit. Stick with me!
D is for 9 1/2 David
- My husband wears a 9 1/2 D shoe. When he goes to the shoe store, he asks for a 9 1/2 David and the clerk never seems to bat an eye. She returns with just what he asked for. My husband learned to ask for his size this way years ago. Maybe it’s part of the shoe trade talk. Other family shoe trivia: My dad wore a double d width. My older grandson wears a bigger size shoe than his dad and he’s only 14. I understand he may soon outgrow the stocked sizes. If his next shoes have to be special ordered, I imagine that will be rather expensive.
- Perhaps you have special shoe shopping needs. I have a narrow heel with a wide foot, which makes it difficult to find a non-lace shoe that fits. For dress shoes, I tend to stick to a name brand that usually fits pretty well. How about you? Shoes…do you love them or hate them?
More about shoes–but no reference to “D,” unless D is for Darlings–little darlings. Little Darlings’ shoes. Little Darlings’ bronzed shoes. (Please excuse the dust and the imperfect finish)
- When young parents begin their family, they often keep baby books, scrapbooks, photo albums, or may even consider a tradition that goes back to the 1930s or so– Bronzed baby shoes http://www.americanbronzing.com/ Have you ever seen any bronzed shoes? Were they placed on bookends, like these?
Even more about shoes and a connection to another “D.” D is for dumped shoes. Yes, dumped. Lost, thrown away, dumped.
- A writer friend, Jennifer Larson wrote Lost Soles, a book about lost shoes. I interviewed her here in 2014.
- https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/have-you-ever-found-a-lost-shoe-book-giveaway/ Although the entry for book giveaway has long since ended, the interview is one you’ll still enjoy.
A word from Jennifer Larson, author and collector: “Over the years, I’ve photographed more than 100 lone shoes. I’m always on the lookout for the next one. If you have a lost sole find and want to share, please visit my website www.authorjenniferlarson.com. I love receiving photographs of lost soles from everywhere.” To keep up with Jennifer’s latest finds, follow her blog at www.authorjenniferlarson.blogspot.com.
What “D” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.
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