Tri-City Ledger -

By Earline Smith Crews
Guest Columnist 

Icy conditions & falling through my shoes


May 10, 2018

Did I ever mention being poor and falling through the holes in my shoes on an ice spewed up in the ditches morning?

Circa 1951/52

Y'all, I'm here to tell you how I rolled with that situation.

So the school morning at our house was a loud, rushed, homework lost, baby gnawed book kind of morning.

Poor Mama, Poor Daddy.

Poor little Earline had fresh months old holes in the very center of her shoe soles.

I was walking on my socks and freezing my toes off.

I whined to Mama about this bothersome problem.

Mama whined to Daddy.

Daddy felt guilty for being short on funds.

Daddy looked to see if an...

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