Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Granddaddy "Stick-in-the-Mud" Lawton

My granddaddy was a pretty serious guy. Not particularly prone to silliness.

And yet I have a distinct memory of him telling me, "Having a long second toe is a sign of leadership.  In fact, there is a statue of George Washington where his second toe extends over the edge of the pedestal and runs down the front!"

I was eight.  I believed him.

So this morning, I found myself thinking of Granddaddy and his silly podomancy.  My second toe is DEFINITELY longer than my great toe. 

And leadership? 

My leadership-inducing Morton's toe led me straight to the chair leg in the pitch dark of the early-morning. 

Granddaddy can keep his long toes.

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