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Friday, May 26, 2017

* HAVE YOU EVER? *

Have you ever posted pictures of your feet on your blog or Facebook? I've seen quite a few pictures of women's feet, nicely polished toenails, lying on a sandy, white beach, or on a boat, or deck....and they are so pretty!

And I immediately wonder....     

Have you ever seen such funny looking feet
 and toes in your entire life?! (yes, these are yours truly!)

Somehow I guess I inherited these crooked little toes (remember reading about my Aunt Grace in my memoir's chapter "Piggyback Toes & Coffee Can Spittoons" ?)

BUT, I don't think anyone else in my family can do such tricks as I can! Someone may possibly refer to my right foot in this picture as doing my version of the Vulcan Salute!





And because of these strange looking dactyls, I never wear open-toe sandals or flip-flops. Never! Because I would hate to scare little children. And I certainly don't want anyone pointing at my feet and laughing and/or shuddering!

It's a good thing my husband is not a "foot/toe" kind of guy...otherwise where would I be at this point in my life?? I shudder to even think about it!

26 comments:

  1. Oh Becky, LOL at your foot/toes descriptions in your post and in your memoirs. We love you with those toes and all. Blessings Jo

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    1. Thanks, Jo! I forgot to include in my post, that many years ago when a cousin of ours came to visit, my brother and I both made fun of his feet...and his toes were FINE! But they looked like platypus feet! LOL... Inherited? Must be!!

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  2. I was always put off by bare feet, but now I would rather be barefoot no matter how yucky my feet look.

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    1. Yeah, the older I get, there are more and more things I don't care about...but I still won't be showing my toes in public...unless I'm at the beach or pool :)

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  3. I love your strange feet and I can relate, though they aren't nearly so "tricky." I'm the bunion-hammertoe queen, I guess. I look at people with nice feet and go, SIGH...

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    1. Hi Jeanie! I love your comment!! And yes, I have that one-in-particular hammer toe, too. It's the third one on my right foot. Whenever I bother to polish my "toe nails"....all I have to do in the Big Toe! Because it's the only one that shows through my sandals! LOL...And yes, I look at people with pretty feet and think the same thing.... *sigh*

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  4. Well, they might be some different...but I think you should wear sandals. No one will pay attention and there are plenty of toe variations out there already!!!!

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    1. You're funny, Claudia, and upbeat as always! I do wear my own kind of sandals....they cover my toes pretty well!

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  5. After 20 years with rheumatoid arthritis and two toe surgeries, I understand not wearing sandals! I often look at nice feet and sigh! Ha, ha! Grateful I can still walk, however.

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    1. Hi GrammGrits! I don't think I've ever seen you comment on my blog before. Thank you for stopping by! I'm sorry you have RA, and also have had toe surgeries! And yes, I'm very grateful I can walk, and that my crazy toes have never caused any problems with walking. :)

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  6. My feet are not a pretty sight. My mother had long feet. My father had broad feet. I have long broad feet. And my father had a little toe twisted over the others. Which I inherited. It was fixed surgically. Big scar. And as a young thing a brick fell on my big toe and nearly severed it. Another big scar.
    They are (more or less) functional, but not pretty. Which probably sums me up.

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    1. Hi EC! I'm sorry your feet have a couple of scars...but like you said, they do pretty much get you from point A to point B! I guess we all can't have beauty and smarts and perfect bodies, etc! I'm mostly happy with my "inside" beauty and my "smarts!" Which also goes for YOU!

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  7. I would not show my feet to anyone. The toes are all crossed over each other and they look terrible. Have been to so many Drs and no one wants to touch them - so I'm stuck with them
    Mary.

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    1. Oh Mary! I don't remember if you read my memoir or not! My Aunt Grace had toes like that...crossed over each other, and as a child, I could hardly take my eyes off of them, and yet didn't want to see them, either! LOL I loved your sentence: "...so many Drs and no one wants to touch them." :D

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  8. I've had an occasional shot of my sneakered feet in photos, but never my bare feet.I think mine look a bit odd with short toes inherited from my mother and the fourth toe on each foot is turned on its side, also inherited. My sister and daughters have the same, luckily my grand daughters have normal feet with long straight toes.

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    1. It's really interesting to hear about so many others also having "weird" toes! I'm glad your granddaughters have nice straight ones!

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  9. Hey..they get you where you'\re going. I did post a photo once of one of my feet during a hideous gout attack. Not pretty.

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    1. Hi OSC! Yep, they definitely get me to where I'm going. And I do like walking.

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  10. LOL, this just made my day!
    My former husband used to say, "For a pretty girl, you sure have ugly feet." (Nope, no documented images. Not now, never.)
    I can spread the toes on my left foot with the best of them, but I bow to your talents!

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    1. Oh Myra! You cracked me up! I'm so glad I made your day! And I love your last line: "I can spread the toes on my left foot with the best of them, but I bow to your talents!" I'd love to get together sometime and we'll have a toe-spreading contest! LOL!

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  11. Truthfully don't think anyone has "pretty" toes - except for babies (LOVE baby toes!). The older we get, the wonkier they go.

    Pat
    www.patwahler.com

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    1. Ah yes....baby toes! So sweet! Thanks, Pat!

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  12. Yeah toes are tricky little things, aren't they? I don't like mine much either. Too bad we have such hangups about them, though. They take a beating and still get us to where we're going.

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    1. Thanks, Trish! That sure is true about our feet and toes. They do still keep getting us to where we're going! And especially after all those years wearing pointy, high-heels! :)

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  13. Ah!! Exactly the toes I was expecting! They look sooo much mine, but yours are a lot smaller.
    I wear a 5, but a 9 is more comfortable! Hahahaha!!!!

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    1. You're so funny, Judie! I wear between a 5 or a 6 usually, depending on the style and maker of the shoes. Glad my toes look the way you expected! :)

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