My mom (Marietha) and my aunt (Taletha) are identical twins. They are 91 now and live together. Scattered around their house are lots of memories including this pair of shoes that I decided to photograph the last time I visited. As I was arranging them I noticed a piece of paper tucked inside one of the shoes. (You can see it if you look closely.) It was a note written by my Grandmother that reads, “These shoes were worn last time on Taletha and Marietha’s birthday when one year old – May 26, 1924.” I guess she was saving them as a memento of her sweet little girls.
I don’t know if the note meant the shoes were shared or if they had identical pairs and only one pair was kept. I just know I love them — and by them I mean my mamma, my aunt and the shoes!