Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Red Footloose Boots and Dreams!

A man’s style in any art should be like his dress-
it should attract as little attention as possible.
                                Samuel Butler
  

First off I must apologize to my Pink Cadillac Boots for my being so excited about another. I truly still love you and you will not be replaced.

Am I the only one that remembers the original movie Footloose? Not the new one, I think the original was made a gazillion years ago I have no idea but I still remember the feeling I had once I saw the girl in the Red Boots, the boots that could dance, OK maybe not the boots but the girl sure made it look easy. I knew since that very moment I needed a pair of those boots logical or not.

I continued to dream of those boots and once I had a job that allowed for frivolous purchases I was on the hunt for a pair. This proved to not be an easy feat for my feet. I walked into a store one day and there they were, Wal-Mart had a bin full of Red Footloose Boots oh yes they did, do you believe that? I did not think so it was Wal-Mart in Ontario not in “The Wild West” anyhow, I bought a pair of leather boots which were not in any way similar to those boots I had coveted so long ago, they were beige not red and they kind of fit I knew they would stretch because they were genuine leather at least I think they were and I would wear them forever. They did turn a nice shade of red/pink when I put the oil to protect from the snow on them so that was it. The dreams of dancing the night away with the man I loved danced in my head and I did wear those boots all the time.


OK I wore them for a year or two periodically and I must say I for the life of me do not to this day remember the dancing the night away thing. I do know they eventually lived in the back of a closet with the other must have shoes and boots with dreams attached all collecting dust where I continued to drag them out once in a while to stimulate needed dreams and in reality vacuum the dust. Years later and with a healed broken toe from farming, a bunion on my right foot and wider feet (how does that happen) I put that dream behind me and I have no idea where those boots are now. I think they are still here somewhere. That reminds me I must clean that closet.

Fast forward to an upcoming dream wedding for our daughter on the farm with a twist…. everyone gets to wear cowboy/girl boots and there will be dancing the night away with the man I love once again. I searched for those never going to fit boots for a few days close to home, not really but I did look with no results. A trip to the city to see my frazzled yet excited daughter renewed those dreams and I could not be happier.

There is a thrift store in Burlington Ontario that was full of things I wanted to see and I was not really looking for boots just looking to see what they had. After walking the aisles looking at a variety of pretty things my eye shifted to something that I must have missed the first go around.  High atop a shelf far from the shoe aisle sat a pair of Red Footloose Boots sitting waiting for a girl with a dream and a bunion on her right foot to come along. I pulled that pair of soft red leather boots off the shelf I immediately pulled off my still wet from the deep snow boot off and slid one on my right bunion foot, it fit like a glove. I pulled the other one on and then something magical happened…….this girl with a dream started dancing in the aisle of a thrift store thinking she was actually the girl with the Red Footloose Boots in a movie she had seen long, long ago. If anyone noticed I apologize but dreams do come true. I walked around and carried those old dripping wet winter boots in my hand. I found the bride-to- be who knew of my dream of Red Footloose Boots since she was a child and having to listen to those tales and she smiled. “Perfect”, How much?, I forgot to look.


I pulled off those beautiful obviously once loved boots that came from another girl who had also dreamed of dancing the night away after watching the movie Footloose, possibly the new version, and probably had a bunion on her right foot and gave them away for who knows what reason and I turned the right boot over to see the tag stuck to the bottom. $10. Wow both of us could not believe it. Sold……

I am now ready for that dream wedding of this girl who I love and I am going to be dancing the night away with the man I love while we watch both our daughters dance the night away with the men they love on a farm we always believed we would someday no matter the struggles make our children’s dreams come true and love. What could be better than that?


Well since every girl should continue to have some kind of dream to hold on to there happens to be a new dream for me now that this one seems to have been accomplished.  Since those new Red Footloose Boots have very pointy toes….. hopefully someday they will take a trip and will come in very handy to guard against Rattle Snakes which seem to live there in Montana USA where I will someday visit a girl that continues to stir the imagination and the dreams of this girl in Ontario Canada and shares that belief that in time All dreams come true. Thank you Feral Woman.


Later 

52 comments:

  1. Great find B! You will be stylin' at the wedding. :)

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  2. i love the red ones. they are so spiffy. i think you need to dance a jig or two. ( :

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  3. A terrific find at the perfect time too!...:)JP

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  4. I agree perfect and a dream come true for you. Will you be wearing a long dress, short dress or pant suit on the big day?

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  5. So many dreams coming true here; I rejoice in your joy! Dance, Footloose and fancy free!

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  6. The universe
    was properly aligned
    for your dream to come true
    at just the right time.

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  7. $10 is a great find for those boots!
    I loved Footloose - and I still have the theme song on my mp3 player - it makes for good running!

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  8. Them be some mighty purty boots you got there little lady! I'm glad they found you! I do so hope you get to kick rattlesnakes in Montana with them some day soon! :)

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  9. Amazing the thoughts and dreams that a simple piece of clothing can trigger. And yes, those boots were waiting for you!

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  10. I have and love red boots too! When you manage to get to Montana, you must swing north on your way home and see just how beautiful those red boots look in the stirrups of a saddle on a beautiful black horse. Of course, you can do that in said place in Montana too.... double fun! Red on Ebony, and red and Beaming!

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  11. Wonderful, B! I only wish I could find a comfortable properly fitting pair of boots like that. Instead I make do with my Lowa and Keen boots, looking more like a hiker than a rider...but they actually fit without pain, so I love them.

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  12. WOOHOO ! Nice boots ! I love cowboy boots and have few different pairs I like to wear . Those boots were made for walking .... I know your singing the rest of this lol I remember the original Foot Loose movie it was all a crazy back then , I used to go to country bars back then and it was popular in the bars . Great post and photos . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  13. I am so happy for your red boots! I love boots and I love red! In fact, if you look at my header, the red boots there are ones I own and wear~

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  14. You are going to look fabulous! What a great find. I'm sure your pink Cadillac boots will understand. :)

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  15. What a wonderful post!!!!!!!! Each and every part of it.

    Hooooray for you!!!!!

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  16. Must go visit this "Feral Woman" you speak of.

    "Feral"... Super!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful!!!!!

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  17. Those are some fancy dancing boots!

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  18. I love your red boots! They look so good on your propped up feet. You will be dancing the night away for sure. :-) I liked Footloose, too. Now I've got the song playing in my head.

    When I got my cowboy boots, I didn't think they would feel comfortable. But they are!

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  19. One of my all time favorite movies! It shows any thing is possible if we all believe and work together.

    Loving those boots!

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  20. Those red boots are just amazing. I've got a pair of red shows (burgundy, actually, I suspect, but who's checking?).

    I hope you have much fun at the wedding. With those boots, how could you not?

    Blessings and Bear hugs (from the non-red Bear).

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  21. Hi Buttons, I remember that that movie, I think it was in 1985.

    You now can be footlose and dance the night away in your new red cowgirl boots at your daughters wedding. I'm sure it will be a day to remember.
    Warm hugs :)

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  22. Well, that just goes to show you that dreams do come true - and maybe not exactly how we first envisioned them - but possibly better. Much better. I know you will be kickin' those heels with pure joy!
    Hugs xo Karen

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  23. cool boots and an awesome song!!

    those boots were def made for dancing ;)

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  24. Pure magic and Karma! And ten dollars to boot (sorry).

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  25. Yay! Red Boots! And only $10.00. One day I will tell you about my 25 cent turquoise leather boots. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  26. I got done with my chores and came to read you first thing -

    you and that girl with the bunion on the right foot have a lot more in common - *ahem* GOOD TASTE! Seriously - red is the only color i think that you could possibly wear that would represent you well - and I hope to see you in them, boot scootin' !!!

    ps however, i hope the rattlesnakes are not too attracted to you - you can walk first in front when you get here...

    xoxox

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  27. I loved the original Footloose movie, and still watch it if it comes around on the TV again (by chance as I barely watch TV). I have many pairs of shoes, dust covered I might add, in my closet soon to be cleaned out again. I saved week after week for my first pair of boots & got fancy silver put on the toes to boot! Dreams? I would never want to give up those, would you? xx

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  28. Perfect for you. Jealous for me. There looks to be plenty of dancing in those boots.

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  29. Dreams DO come true, Buttons! Great find!

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  30. Oh I love them! What a great inexpensive find. I love that everyone will be wearing boots at the wedding. So fun!

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  31. Love. Dancing. Dreams coming true.
    Nothing could be better.

    Great post B!

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  32. WOO HOO!!! AND SCORE! Awesome price too!

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  33. One of my daughters, who has iddy biddy feet, likes to wear those pointy shoes that make her feet look four sizes bigger. She puts batting in the toes so she isn't getting jammed into the narrow bit every time she takes a step. Food for thought!

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  34. I love this so much and can't stop smiling. :-) What a beautiful and happy find. :-)

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  35. I'm just now getting to read this post...missed the chance first thing this morning like I usually do. What fun! Love those red boots, Buttons! You will have fun dancing the night away, I'm sure!

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  36. Grace, magical.....I was there, dancing in the aisle with you.

    And yes, I remember Footloose, the original..never even knew there was a remake.

    Jen

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  37. Wow! Love your new boots with a great price attached to them. I laughed when you went into detail about your bunioned foot. Too funny! I loved that movie, "Footloose". In fact I love any movie that has dancing in them. I can feel your delight in your dancing in the aisle. Great find!

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  38. Hilarious post!
    You certainly brightened my day....
    Great boots....happy wedding♥️
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  39. Uh huh. Just right for visitin' Ms. Feral and Mr. Foresterman. So glad you found your dream piece.

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  40. Obviously those red boots were waiting to be found by you. Perfect.

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  41. B,

    Nice boots girl!!!! I love them, and a great deal. You must have cowgirl boots when visiting Montana.

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  42. I didn't see that movie, maybe I should.
    I like your boots anyway. Hugs M xox

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  43. I love those red boots and I love Feral. If I were a young woman, traveling these United States again, I would go and see her too. And you as well, up there in Alberta, where I know a Swedish woman, by the way. Or I should say, her dad, back in Sweden.

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  44. I do remember the original Footloose Movie (I love that song). I'm not much into wearing Cowboy boots, I just don't like the way they feel but I think it's awesome that you found your dream boots again and will enjoy wearing them at your daughter's wedding.

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  45. I think I may go shopping...for red boots!

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  46. I've seen the movie version with Kevin Bacon. Hubby was watching it after stumbling onto it while flipping channels. The song grabbed his attention, so we watched it the next time it was shown. I love your boots, and the story that goes with them. How perfectly fitting, the shoes and the story.

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  47. How exciting to be allowed to wear cowboy boots for the wedding!i. Am glad you got luckier than me at a thrift store in Burlington...I went recently for winter boots and bought some big cougar boots, but after half an hour they STANK of someone else's feet...yeurch!

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