Kelli at There Is No Place Like Home is hosting a Show & Tell Friday. This is what she says: "Do you have a something special to share with us? Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!" If you want to join in, make your post and go to her blog and add your name to Mr. Linky.
I haven't participated before, although it's always such fun to read about the show and tell items others have...so here goes:
My grandmother, Harriett Elizabeth McBee Ficke attended the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 and purchased this ceramic shoe as a keepsake. Grandmother grew up in Bramer, Missouri, and lived her married life in Wheeler, Texas, only moving to Midland, Texas, in her later years after her husband died.
One of Harriett's daughters was Marguerite Ficke Philpott. Marguerite was a trip, to say the least. She married for money; certainly not for love. Once she called me and said, "Sue, I've been around the world 3 times, and I just don't know what to do now!" I should have told her if she ever stopped playing bridge, got off the cruise ship, and actually SAW the places the ship visited, she probably could have thought of something to do! Anyway, in 1949 she took up ceramics for a little while, and she made this little shoe. She was one of my daddy's seven sisters...he was the only boy.
Enter the My Mother's Garden Drawing.