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Archive for November, 2012

Keeping Your Feet Warm

The whole secret to CIVD is getting sufficiently warm blood down to your feet.

How warm? And how can you do so?

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I’ve Got CIVD

It’s that time of year again (at least in the Northern hemisphere). For those who cannot say “me all face“, there are other things that let you go barefooted in colder weather.

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When I Was A Barefoot Rover

Let’s do another poem today. This one is from 1897, and the only attribution is to “Chicago Inter Ocean”.

It’s not specifically about going barefoot, but makes the loss of going barefoot part of the lament of the passing of those younger days.

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Why He Wasn’t Cold

Here’s a story that made the rounds in 1898. Despite an unfortunate stereotype by having silly “Indian-speak”, it does make an interesting point.

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Let’s continue on looking at the incident in which Erin Mackie wrote a letter badmouthing the predilection for New Zealanders to not worry about going around barefoot. Part 1 is here.

Here in Part 2 we find that there were some repercussions to Ms. Mackie’s ignorance.

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As I noted when I wrote about Peter Jackon, New Zealand is probably one of the more barefoot-friendly countries (despite problems with Air New Zealand).

So, what happens when you mix in a stereotypical “Ugly American”?

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A “Health Hike”

This is just a short little blurb, complete with picture, from a September, 1916 Philadelphia newspaper.

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