by Jeanette Cheezum
She traced the sole of her shoe on cardboard that had supported the back of a legal pad.
This would get her by for a week or longer . . . if it didn’t rain or snow.
Classmates had invited her to sit with them, and her allowance of $1.50 would help her pretend she wasn’t poor.
Good grades earned her movie money once a month. Saturday matinees we’re the best . . .
cartoons, news, a serial show and the main attraction
When she graduated everyone was proud . . . no one in the family had accomplished that. Now when she returns home, she stands in her walk-in closet to make sure no one stole her thirty pairs of shoes.
By Jeanette Cheezum 2010