Daugher Has So Many Shoes, She Must Have Grown More Feet
HAL BOYLE Commenfs: Many Shoes Bring Puzzling Problem By JOY STILLEY NEW YORK (AP) — One of these days I'm going to get around to counting my daughter's daughter's feet. I recall that she came into the world with exactly the right number but somewhere on the way, along with pennants, stuffed animals and phonograph records, she must have acquired acquired a few more extremities. I base this assumption on the number of pairs of shoes that litter Gay's room at the end of the day. No matter how bare of footwear the floor was in the morning, by bedtime an array that would do credit to a retail establishment has made its appearance. appearance. Jumbled together, often often far removed from their mates, are sneakers, sandals, boots, high heels, flats, shoes with buttons and slippers with bows. Even operating on a full-time shoe-switching schedule it would be difficult to go through that much footgear in one day if she possesses a mere two feet. I can come to but one other conclusion in the light of the state of her boudoir by nightfall —that is, that she doesn't go to twin and thus temporarily clear a spot for sleeping purposes. Gay claims her method of maintaining her wardrobe is the most practical way. "When the closet is empty," she explains, "I just hang everything up at once. Besides, I can get dressed much faster with all my things in plain sight." Meanwhile, when her haphazard haphazard filing system is in full operation, operation, I visit her headquarters as seldom as possible. I really must speak to her about her lack of tidiness. But first I'd better locate the shoes I'm going to wear tomorrow. Let me think ... I remember seeing one of them near the bed, right in with the black pair and the brown ones. And its mate ... perhaps it's in the corner of the bedroom, under the pile of laundry. Hal Boyle is on vacation Barbs The next time you grump over one of those tornado watches, consider how you'd feel if the weather report had come true.