Friday, February 8, 2013

Book Beginnings / Friday 56

"It was a week before Christmas.The tree was in its usual beautiful splendor, although at eight years old, I definitely cared more about what was under the tree than on it. My dad was at work, my older brother Jerry was off somewhere with his friends, and Mom was in the basement doing laundry. With the spies out of the way, I seized the opportunity to investigate my presents."

"One special Saturday afternoon, Mom and I went downtown where she often went shoe shopping. Mom had a very small foot, "a five and a half with a quad A heel," she would tell the salesman when he asked her size."


  1. Good beginning. She sounds like a typical eight-year-old, anticipating Christmas. The Friday 56 selection intrigued me. Why is a kid speaking to a shoe salesman on her mother's behalf?
    My Book Beginnings / Friday 56 post features DAKOTA BLUES.

  2. That looks like an interesting book!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  3. Looks sad but good. Hope you like it.


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