Connie Sue is a great barefootin' friend I made on my 'Net travels. She's an avid barefooter, even in the CO snow and when hiking. Her bare feet elicit quite a reaction on CO's harsh trails, as she writes, "Last summer I was out hiking and ran across some guys. They could not believe that I was barefoot, and after talking to them for awhile, they decided that I was, in fact, a mermaid from the nearby lake. Well, I told my parents this story, and my Dad wrote the following poem in my honor." So here it is, reprinted with permission, of course:
She went tripping up the trail,
The rocks and pebbles bruised her not:
Then at last the lake was there,
"Three whole miles without any shoes,
Are you an angel that floats throught the air?
"So here is a gal without any boots,
PS: Connie Sue Lind--if you're still out there, barefoot in cyberspace, I'd love to hear from you.