Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Boots and Little Girls

It is my belief and conviction that every little girl should have a pair of boots. Sometimes little southern girls don't really get boots as they aren't really needed as a necessity but at around age five, wise Santa Clause brought me a pair of White Majorette boots and it was love at first sight. They looked a lot like these. I squeezed my poor little feet into them until I probably ruined my toes for life but I loved them. I'd polish them with white shoe polish and rub them until the shine came back and I thought I was something.

Later I discovered Cowgirl books. Good old Santa delivered them as well when I was around eight. They looked something like this.

And then when I was thirteen and really into Native Americans I found in the Speigel Catalog a pair of Suede Brown Boots, with Tassels and I begged for them. They way back then cost way too much money and I figured begging wasn't going to get me anywhere, but I wore the page out looking at them and lusting for them. To my surprise and delight, wrapped under the Christmas Tree that year was those boots. They were the best boots I'd ever owned and I wore them out! They looked a little like thi v>
And so I guess that explains why starting last year I've made sure my little name sake has a pair of boots. We bought this years yesterday, and I know she loves them as much as I ever did. Having a pair of boots is a MUST when you are a little girl and that's the truth!
> And anyway, putting a smile on a little girl's face is always worth it, plus, no little girl should go through life without a funky pair of boots. And that's the Truth!


Me Maw said...

What a beautiful little girl...I just myself a new pair of boots yesterday! First ones I've had in years! And yes, they hurt my feet, but dog goneit they are pretty and I'm gonna wear them!

The_Gertster said...

WOW I forgot about this picture of Robbin Ann! CUTE! I think I was taking her picture to show a new haircut! I am a bad MAMA,,,,I dont want her to wear the boots to school, I dont want them to get dirty and ruined! LOL sorry,,,I WILL let her wear them TOMORROW, I PROMISE!!!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Go for it MeMaw, every girl needs a pair of boots and they never go out of style.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Steph, I know, school will ruin them for sure! But that's ok, they are for her to wear! At least she didn't pick out the light colored ones.

Memaw's memories said...

I always wanted a pair of majorette boots but never got a pair.

After I married I had a pair of the shiny go go boots that I really loved.

You are a wonderful grandma, and I know your namesake is looking forward to you being close.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Hey Shirley, really this little Robbin is not my granddaughter but I claim her as such. Her mom is ten years younger than me and named her after me, with the two B's as well and she lives here, so when I move to be with my granddaughter, I leave her behind, but maybe her mom and she can visit, I hope.

amy said...

Oh that would be so cool if they would come visit in Washington! I just LOVE this post. It's one of my favorite ones on your whole blog - such a cute picture of your childhood and why you are carrying on the tradition!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Well thank you Amy.