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March 17, 2022

Sunday Shoes

Sunday Shoes

Black Patten Leather Mary Jane ShoesWhen I saw this picture of these shoes, it reminded me of the Sunday shoes I used to have when I was a little girl.

I had one pair of black patent leather Mary Jane shoes for Sunday school and church.

I had one pair of shoes for school.

When I came home from school, I changed into my one pair of shoes for play.

Each year, as I outgrew my shoes, my mother bought another pair of shoes that looked just like the shoes I had just outgrown.

My mother bought Buster Brown. She said they were shoes of better quality.

We dressed in the finest clothes we had when we went to church. I wore a hat and white gloves for church, and I carried a purse that matched the black patent shoes.

My mama would spray me with ‘To a Wild Rose’ Avon Cologne.

I had a church coat. I had a school coat. I had a coat that I wore for bicycle riding and playing outside after school.

I never played outside after school in my Sunday shoes.