Dad always said you can tell a lot about a man by the way he keeps his shoes. Polished and buffed... a good pair of shoes'll last you longer than you'll need 'em, if they're cared for. He taught me some tricks of the trade before I was old enough to even wear shoes that needed caring. His boots were my lessons. Class on Sunday. Dad in the chair, pull-tab yellow bellies, golf on tv made for a quiet afternoon... though the Cowboys inspired a little more color.
These are the perfect memories I'm allowed to have.