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


About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published thirteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at www.hamptonroadswriters.org
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3 Responses to 1950

  1. Nobody works as hard as our friend Jeanette to get her fine work out there and published for the rest of us to read!


  2. harrybsanderford says:

    I guess it doesn’t matter how old you get or how much you achieve. Those childhood memories are there for good. Well done, Jay!

  3. vision791 says:

    Thanks Har and Sal.

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