Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mama got a new pair of shoes

Sometimes I long for those days when I danced the night away wearing high heels. It has been a while since I've worn heels, but this evening, I trotted around Bronx and Diba Shoe Outlet in Earth City, teetering in spikes, clomping in clogs and playing dress up in six inch platforms with the cast members of Listen to Your Mother St. Louis. Bronx-Diba is one of our generous sponsors who donated a new pair of shoes (to be worn at the event) to every cast member. We were like little girls primping and preening, twirling, laughing. The wine had very little to do with the gaiety. The snacks were yummy, and my fellow cast members are fun, funny and amazing women.

 

I chose a very sensible, dressy, black satin, peek-a-boo pair of heels. You can't tell from the photo, but they are criss-cross pleated. Now, I have reason to buy a new dress.

These heels bring to mind something that happened twenty-five years ago when hubby and I were dating. We were at a dance with several friends. Also in attendance was my former boyfriend and his lady friend. It was another of my Lucy Ricardo moments.

Bill had taught me how to jitterbug, and I admit it, I was trying to impress my old flame. Discreetly, I'd glance over and catch him watching me boogie like a pro. I was showing off, swishing and swaying and moving to the groove with Bill. When I spun, somehow I got my high heel caught in the hem of my long dress. I went down to the floor in slow motion and landed on my knee. At least it wasn't a face plant or butt thud. Wide-eyed, both of us (not Bill) made direct eye contact with one another. It was one of those moments when time stands still, and not in a good way. I was never so embarrassed. I dislodged my shoe and smiled at the "heel."

I am hoping that I don't trip going on stage. I'm about forty pounds heavier than I was back then, and I'm sure I'd rock the auditorium. Break a leg could take on a literal meaning.

May 11th is the event and tickets are still available. Fifty percent goes to charity.
 

10 comments:

Judy SheldonWalker said...

I am confident that you will do fine. It sounds like a lot of fun and a memorable event.

Sioux said...

Linda--You would wow the crowd even if you were wearing a burlap dress and Crocs.

I'm glad you had a fun evening.

Merlesworld said...

Have a good time but don't fall over, do all your drinking sitting down, maybe the dancing too but that's not as much fun and hard to do when sitting down.
Merle .......

Susan Sundwall said...

Ha! Public falls are so much fun, aren't they? Been there, done that, and been embarrassed to my toes. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Oh gosh, Linda. What a hilarious memory. Ha! Pretty shoes! Susan

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Love the shoes! I haven't worn heels in years, I am afraid I would fall off and get hurt.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Cute shoes! I love shoes! :) Your embarrassing moment sounds like something we'd see on a TV sitcom, although I'm sure it wasn't funny to you at the time. Thanks for offering up the laugh!

Chatty Crone said...

Linda pal - boy am I glad that it is you not me!!!!!! Hehe. Good luck - you will do great. sandie

Bookie said...

Such cute shoes...I don't wear heels anymore...only comfort and safety! Hope all goes well for you in these new slippers!!!

Val said...

I'm sure you will be fine. It's not like you're going to open your purse and shoot girdles at the audience. Even if you skid on an errant banana peel, ACT LIKE YOU MEANT TO DO IT!