Friday, August 5, 2011
New garden shoes and hand-me-ups
So, I got myself a new pair of garden shoes. No, I don't think most people would garden with them but that's what I'm doing with them. I think they were touted as hiking or work shoes, steel-toed or some such. All I saw was the great traction on the soles and the not-so-expensive price tag. $15 wasn't too bad I thought for genuine leather shoes.
It's more than I usually pay which is close to zero. Let me explain. My usual garden apparel, including clothes and shoes, are mostly hand-me-ups. Don't know what a hand-me-up is? Well, it's sort of like a hand-me-down only you're not getting them from an older brother or sister. In my case, I got them from my kids. You see, they all pretty much towered over me and out-weighed me after they were ten years old.
Here you'll see Brandon is about 12, Justin is 10 and Tyler, the baby, is 8. Brandon was already about a foot taller and the two younger ones were exactly my size in height and almost twice my width.
There's a good reason why Justin calls me "Little Mom". Hey, I wouldn't be my frugal self if I didn't use hand-me-ups.