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Goodbye Shoes! by Loretto on 6 September 2012 8:30pm
 
My son's Spanish teacher asked us to gift her something that is from Ireland and that she could display on a bulletin board of objects from Around the World.

After 30 years together, 8 of them really dancing my feet off.......we part ways, my Irish Dancing shoes and I. They will be part of a bulletin board display of objects from Around the World! for my son's Spanish teacher's classroom. Hey, could have been worse, could have been a leprechaun.

 
Re: Goodbye Shoes! by johnnyBgood! on 6 September 2012 11:28pm
 
I can hear the echoes of your shoes Loretto.
 
Re: Goodbye Shoes! by suzulu on 7 September 2012 6:24pm
 
Is this going to be a permanent display? Must be quite sad giving them away.
 
Re: Goodbye Shoes! by Loretto on 8 September 2012 1:29am
 
Hi Sue,
Yes, a permanent display. She wanted something she could keep, and let's face it.... My Riverdancing days are well and truly OVER!

Irish dancing is actually a lot different now than it was in my time. We just wore a white blouse with a navy blue pleated skirt. Now they have wigs, fake tans, crowns, makeup and $2,000 - $3,000+ costumes. Even the socks are specialized and expensive!!! I hate what has happened to it.

Thanks for nothing Michael Flatley!!!
 
Re: Goodbye Shoes! by johnnyBgood! on 8 September 2012 1:45am
 
At least I now know why you have such great legs !
I enjoyed the time I watched Flatley, he has/had a gift.

 
Re: Goodbye Shoes! by Loretto on 8 September 2012 1:39pm
 
John, I told you before, the right leg is a stunt double and the left leg is a stand in. I never use my real legs in photos.

Most Irish kids do Irish dancing at some point in their childhood. I kept the shoes because I did love it. And now and again I would bring them to school on a Saint Patrick's Day, along with a sod of turf and a book with the story the Children of Lir.

Even back then, when I was a practising Catholic, I hated having Ireland's big day being about a fictional character.
 
Re: Goodbye Shoes! by johnnyBgood! on 8 September 2012 6:22pm
 
I love watching dance of any sort......I just can't dance !

Maybe Michael Flatley isn't your cup of tea Lonnie but I enjoyed watching him in Glasgow.

Maybe you could dance in my living room. :)
 
Re: Goodbye Shoes! by johnnyBgood! on 8 September 2012 6:25pm
 
....and I'm really not trying to flirt Lonnie but you do have nice legs.

I've told you before. When you're doing interviews, keep the camera off them. x
 
Re: Goodbye Shoes! by tucsonmike on 14 September 2012 7:57pm
 
What a nice gesture, though a leprechaun might have been amusing.

I had to share it though. Otherwise, the fashion conscienous women I know would think Christian Loboutain had been robbed.

 



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