Monday, March 19, 2012

Shoe Tree

On our way through Alabama, my niece and I looked for and found the Shoe Tree in Alabama letterbox.


Most of you might know what a shoe tree is.  I did not.  I found out:

A shoe tree starts with one dreamer, tossing his or her footwear-of-old high into the sky to catch on an out-of-reach branch.  It usually ends there, unseen and neglected by others.  But on rare occasions, that first pair of shoes triggers a shoe-tossing cascade.
Many contributors use permanent marker to inscribe messages on the sneakers -- greetings, love poems, and life accomplishments.
We didn't add a pair of shoes; however, we thoroughly relished the sight of many, many pairs of shoes left by others!  :P

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