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A Trail Encounter

Ever wonder what other people think if they come across us barefooters hiking through the woods? Well, Tom Vartabedian of Haverhill (just north of Boston) recently encountered a family hiking Mount Willard in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and wrote about it.

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Climbing Mount Kenya

These days we see enough news stories or internet descriptions of barefooted feats that sometimes I forget that, while we are trailblazers in our own rights, there’s nothing new under the sun.

I was reminded of that by a pair of older news stories.

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Bygone Times

During the 1950s and 1960s there seemed to be a lot of reminiscences of the pleasures of growing up barefoot.

Here is yet another one, this one from 1955.

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Not Kicked Off the Bus After All

Last Tuesday we saw the story of the woman who was supposedly kicked of a Columbus bus for having a broken flip-flip and going barefooted. While she was off the bus she was raped.

It turns out that she wasn’t kicked off after all.

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Raped

On Saturday evening, a police patrol in the Ohio State University campus area came across a woman being raped in a parking garage. They stopped the rape and arrested the perpetrator.

The woman was in the area because she had just been kicked off of a local COTA bus.

And I’m sure my readers will easily guess why she was kicked off.

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Déjà P.U. All Over Again

Yesterday’s entry, Déjà Vu All Over Again, gave us a very interesting view of how restaurants reacted to bare feet back in the 1970s.

But of course there is always the sordid side.

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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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