Was there a special gift or toy you wanted as a child but never received? What was it?
I don’t remember when or where I saw them, but since I was a little girl I’ve had this image of red leather shoes with a red leather strap and a silver buckle in my head. The shoes were round at the toes and had the slightest of heels, with a slight flower pattern on the front, and I imagined wearing them with white pattered bobby socks and my hair in pigtails.
Of course there was no money to indulge my every whim, and I’m not embittered by it. Growing up poor has taught me to work for what I want. I just like to remember my red leather shoes.