A Wooden Shoe

Growing up in a country that has more waterways and lakes than land, it was a definite advantage to walk on wooden shoes, or “klompen” as they’re called in the local lingo. By the time I had worn the soles nearly paper-thin they felt like comfortable slippers. Just before the holes appeared, I asked for new ones… ah… the smell of fresh wood and varnish. The real treat was that I got to turn my old clogs into actual pond yachts. Admittedly the boats we sell are more beautiful and sophisticated, but to me at the time nothing could beat a boat fashioned from an old wooden shoe. A stick for the mast and an old handkerchief for a sail…

Madeira Blue, Antique Finish


~ by authenticmodels on May 3, 2011.

One Response to “A Wooden Shoe”

  1. This is my favorite blog to date! 🙂

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