Something I always admired and learned from my mom was the attitude that if theres something you want or love in this life, be passionate about it.
Not only did mom have passion regarding good things in her own life, she did her best to cultivate this same kind of enthusiasm in all of us, which brings us to Dr. McCanns oxfords.
Dr. McCanns oxfords were sold exclusively through the T. Eaton Company and they were just what mom had been looking for when she discovered them in their Fall and Winter catalogue.
Theyre wonderful, she exclaimed over the phone. They have air cushioned liners, the arches are designed to support your foot. Theyre 100% leather and the heel is just the right height.
I honestly thought for a moment mom was describing mens shoes. Not only were they the most comfortable supportive shoes mom had ever worn, I think mom was actually convinced she was going through life at twice her normal speed when she was wearing her Dr. McCanns. Wanting me to have the benefits of her good fortune she mailed me a pair as a gift in the color black.
But mom, I offered in our next phone conversation. These arent the kind of shoes I would usually wear.
Nonsense, came the reply. You simply wont believe the comfort youll experience. I want you to try them. Youll be thanking me.
Dr. McCanns oxfords were what youd call sensible. Something along the line of what the ladies in the military during World War II were called upon to wear. Sturdy. Wider at the toes, laced up the front and good for marching in. I was a young working mom at the time and if the heels on my shoes werent high enough that I could fall forward on my face at any given moment, they werent for me. They may not have been that practical but they sure looked good.
Each time mom phoned it was the same thing. How are the Dr. McCanns working out? Was I right?
Well you know mom, I really havent....
Well youre really missing out on a good thing. You wont believe....
Realizing the longer I put off wearing my Dr. McCanns, the longer I would be hearing about them, I decided to try them out in safe places; like when I was cleaning the basement or working in the garden. I reasoned if anyone stopped by theyd realize these werent the kind of shoes I would wear under normal circumstances; but something happened I hadnt planned on. It turned out mom was right, and although I didnt quite have the epiphany mom had, I soon realized I was on the cusp of a life changing experience for my feet. Like her, I felt I was accomplishing more in less time; certainly more comfortably. And I was appreciative of her for persevering with me.
Of course I only wear them with matching black slacks, I told mom in our next phone visit.
Mom was delighted.
Was I right? Didnt I tell you? A short pause, and then, Youll never guess what I came across in the Spring catalogue. Its just what you need in your kitchen, It comes in two different colors. It has a ....
Except to say that once again mom was
onto something, thats a whole other story.