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    My Sandals Obsession Part 1 - Sears

    My Sandals Obsession Part 1 - Sears When I was a boy I wore sandals as play shoes all summer. What we called sandals was the double t-strap kind with perforated toes. There were four or five holes usually a in paisley design. I would play outside all day in the vacant lots and...
    ambrose45 ambrose45 66-70, M 4 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    My Sandals Obsession Part 8 - Dad

    When we got home Mom headed straight for the telephone. She said, “I want to catch your father before he leaves work. We need a loaf of bread for breakfast tomorrow.” She was lucky to get a line right away – we had a party line at the time - and she placed the call to...
    ambrose45 ambrose45 66-70, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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    My Sandals Obsession Part 2 - Sherman Park

    One morning a few days after my trip downtown to buy new sandals for summer I hopped on my bike and rode a few blocks to the playground at Sherman Park. I was on the swings for a while when I noticed Sharon sitting alone at a picnic table. She was in my class at Clay Elementary...
    ambrose45 ambrose45 66-70, M 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    My Sandals Obsession Part 10 - Petticoat Un-Punishment

    For the next few days I stayed away from Sherman Park and Sharon’s house. I stayed closer to home and played with the kids there. I wanted to visit her again but I was afraid she would get tired of me. But eventually I did go back and we played dress-up several more times. I...
    ambrose45 ambrose45 66-70, M 1 Response May 3, 2013

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    Brown T-bar Sandals

    It was usual at grammar school that first year boys wore, in the summer term, brown t-bar sandals with their short grey trousers and knee high grey socks.  The girls had more choice and could wear either brown or blue sandals or brown mary jane shoes with pale blue knee...
    ClareDawson ClareDawson 61-65 3 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    My Sandals Obsession Part 3 - Sears Again

    I put my J. C. Higgins bike (Dad worked for Sears so we always had Sears brands) in the back yard and went in the back door. The slamming of the back door announced my arrival, and Mom's call of “Don't slam the door!” was my greeting. She was already working on lunch, a...
    ambrose45 ambrose45 66-70, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    Hippy Haystack And Blue Jeans No More.

    It is December 1975 and I'm 14 and it is a few days after Christmas and it's Summer time too.I arrived via a Stateliner bus in my unflared jeans and red check jumberjack style woolly long sleeved shirt and a cowboy straw hat and my gymboots. I was one smugg little so and so and I...
    paddyboy1961 paddyboy1961 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    T Bar Sandals

    What a great story, reminds me so much of my childhood, especially when starting secondary school in 1972. Had not given a thought to my T bar sandals being "for girls" or sissy, I just found them very practical not to mention comfortable. The nearest I have had to having a pair...
    tbarste tbarste 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    My Sandals Obsession Part 9 – Sharon’s House

    The next morning I got up and brushed my teeth and put on my panties and camisole. Although it was still very new it seemed like it was an entirely natural thing to do. Then I put on the red bibbed short set with the matching shirt and my new white anklets and red sandals and...
    ambrose45 ambrose45 66-70, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    My Sandals Obsession Part 12 – The Dance

    Mom’s prediction was on the mark. For some reason, I was in trouble a lot and I was wearing dresses frequently. Over the next several weeks we made more trips to Bosley’s, where I had become something of a celebrity, and Mom had to remove some of my boy clothes from my...
    ambrose45 ambrose45 66-70, M 4 Responses May 9, 2013

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    I Grew Up Wearing And Loving Them!

    I stilll remember how much I loved the look of t-bar sandals that many girls wore. When I was about 7 my mom bought me my own first pair in black. I wore them everywhere proudly with kneesocks. Before long I had white, red and brown ones.They are the cutest!! 
    kneesocklover kneesocklover 46-50 3 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    When I was 12 I used to attend karate practice

    for a couple of hours every Tuesday night. Practice would normally last for a couple of hours, I would attend with my friend Gary. My mum would drop us off at 7pm and then pick up again at 9pm. There would be around 60 of us at practice, a mixture of ages. Boys and girls from...
    tbar147 tbar147 22-25 Sep 13

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    I Love T-bar School Shoes

    Well, I finally got my T-Bars. Of course they came fron Australia silly goose. They seemed to take forever to arrive. They fit fantastic and are Pattent leather, the real McCoy! They are Wilde shoes. I am a male and the only issue is the strap is a little short because I must...
    68shelbyguy 68shelbyguy 61-65 2 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    Hi

    Can anyone tell me where i can get a pair of adult size Tbar sandals?
    schoolbully6 schoolbully6 41-45 5 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    My Sandals Obsession Part 11 – Grandma And Grandpa

    I think she was about to get angry so I did as she said. As I was hurrying to the dressing room I thought I heard some snickering. I couldn’t be sure if it was Mom or Mr. Johnson or some of the other customers. I knew I had been tricked, but I didn’t care. I got my clothes...
    ambrose45 ambrose45 66-70, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    My Sandals Obsession Part 7 - Bosley’s Again

    As we were walking back to Bosley’s I thought about a photograph Mom always kept on the wall in our dining area. It was of me, taken a few years ago, wearing short pants that had a bib in front and suspenders. The photograph was in black and white but I was pretty sure I...
    ambrose45 ambrose45 66-70, M 2 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    My Sandals Obsession Part 4 - Bosley's

    Part 4 - Bosley's Walking through the door of that store was like walking into a wonderland for me. Everywhere I looked there were cute dresses and skirts and shoes and socks! And underwear! I didn't have any sisters and although I had see Mom's underwear in the wash the colors...
    ambrose45 ambrose45 66-70, M 3 Responses Apr 15, 2013

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    My Sandals Obsession Part 6 - Woolworths

    The Woolworths Five and Dime Store was the Wal*Mart of its day. It was chock full of the modestly price items people needed for every day life. Not everything was actually priced at 10 cents but a lot were, and there were comic books and toys for kids too. They were consumable...
    ambrose45 ambrose45 66-70, M 3 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Ohh that peeling feel!! .
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    I almost never were shoes on the summers haha, the feeling is so nice :D
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    It is hard to believe I graduated four years ago I wish I could go back so bad
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