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South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 18, 2008
1:39 PM

Post #5121871

April, what a very interesting article! I was born, raised and have lived in the South my entire 60 years and have never heard of a Shoe Tree! What a sight that must be, a tree clothed in shoes of all kinds!

A couple of times over the years, I have seen a pair of sneakers hanging from telephone wires and always wondered why someone would throw their shoes up there. I always thought maybe it was kid's pranks. I could visualize two young boys walking home from school, fooling around and one taking the other's shoes, tossing them in the air and the shoe laces catching on the wires. I always wondered what their mama's were going to say when they told her their shoes were hanging on telephone wires and they had no way of retrieving them.

I like the idea that maybe these discarded shoes in trees have become homes for the birds. After a few rains cleaning the shoes and maybe taking away that sweaty foot smell, it's possible bird families have taken up residence! ^_^

Great article, April!

June 27, 2008
2:58 AM

Post #5166071

Hello plantladylin...thanks for all the comments and the compliment.

I've never thrown shoes up in the trees or on the lines. I wear my shoes out until they fall apart...LOL...

It was a lot of fun writing the article and I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

April Campbell

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