FEET UNDER THE TABLE
There are a few times when you might want your feet to be featured in a photo—and this must have been one of those! Here’s a candid shot of mother-daughter feet under the table at the Illinois wedding reception of Jesse and Stephanie. Heather had gotten a pedicure and loved her new pink sandals. After many years of wearing high heels with pointed toes, I was just thankful to find a pair of closed toe shoes that didn’t hurt my feet.
Feet take a lot of abuse—from ill-fitting, poorly designed shoes mostly. When I was a little girl, the Buster Brown shoe stores all had small x-ray machines you could slide your feet in and get an inside look. Surely that was a foolish experiment—and of course they disappeared after a few years.
The designers of pointed toe high heels must have had a cruel streak. They started all my foot woes for sure. A few years after this “foot photo” I started going to a podiatrist. The next step was to have custom orthotics for my shoes. And then, only flats. When you have a few crooked toes, sandals lose their appeal.
After a delicious dinner and many loving toasts to the bride and groom, the dancing began. Heather and Paul joined in—and her feet had a delightful time on the dance floor. Perhaps this photo is a good reminder that you should dance every chance you get—make your feet happy while you can!