Shoes can tell the stories of long travels, rainy days, lively games of tag, and joyous dances. They bring warmth, comfort, and protection. If you don’t think shoes are important, just ask Dorthy and Cinderella! — Story Guru
I have my grandmother’s leather baby shoes. They would probably fit an infant or young toddler. My grandmother, Esther Climenhage Philp, was born in 1881 making the shoes 133 years old. Esther was a fine Christian woman, a member of the Brethren in Christ Church, and dressed very conservatively. She always wore plain dresses and a head covering similar to the Mennonites. She passed away in her 87th year. I would love to know the travels these little hard heeled shoes have been on. Unfortunately, my mother is also deceased so there is no one left to ask. These shoes are very precious to me. I can only imagine life in the 1800s.
What a life these little shoes must have seen! — Story Guru