Jill Sparrow 9,677 Posted March 21 Report Share Posted March 21 My father was 81 and in hospital prior to his passing. He had secondary brain lesions and was struggling to speak but I'll never forget his joy at one of the female doctors enthusing over what wonderful feet he had! It wasn't the first time, either. Some years prior to that, he had an attack of gout and his GP, also female, had endless compliments for his tootsies. Dad was very particular about shoes. He didn't wear fashionable styles and, when we were children, he always supervised the buying of our shoes. Despite my sister complaining about being made to wear 'clodhoppers ' and his refusal to cave in to her demands for kitten heeled, patent, pointy toed footwear, we had to don sensible shoes until we were old enough to buy our own! Within a year or so of my sister buying her own shoes, she developed bunions on both feet. "Told you so," quipped Pa. My feet were ruined by ballet, yet my ballet teacher went ballistic if she caught her pupils wearing heels. Bad for the Achilles tendon. Mum liked stilettos and even she had to admit that their effect on her feet wasn't very positive. I suppose, in the end, dad was right. For once! 2 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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