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Church Deacon Disciplined

In 1896 Deacon Jonathan Fechter showed up for church in his bare feet.

He was disciplined by the other deacons.

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Barefoot Boys Hard to Locate

Here’s another glimpse into the disappearance of barefoot schoolchildren. This is from 1923, so even then folks were noticing what was happening.

It’s from the fairly small town of Ardmore, Oklahoma.

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What’s New is Old

As I look through old newspaper articles to see what barefooting was like in the past, I just keep coming across stuff that seems awfully familiar.

Barefoot running?

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Labor Day

Just a quick Labor Day post, with some pictures of why we have a Labor Day.

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A 1940s Kids’ Museum

Here’s a good example of how kids still went completely barefoot not all that long ago. This is from an article in the April 9, 1945 issue of Life Magazine about a traveling nature museum in Alabama.

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

I have what I think is a real treat today. It’s an article from a 1971 issue of the El Paso Herald-Post about restaurants in the area. Some will serve barefoot patrons, some won’t.

But it is something any of us could have written today. I’m 40 years obsolete!

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Many of you are probably too young to remember Jerry Rubin. He was one of the founders of the Youth International Party (the “Yippies”) to protest the Vietnam War.

He’s also probably at least partly one of the instigators of the proliferation of “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” signs.

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