Red and Rover by Brian Basset for July 25, 2015

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    Grutzi  about 8 years ago

    My 35 year old son goes barefoot all the time but his sons have to wear shoes. Personally, once stung, twice shy- meaning step on one bee and you’ll never go shoeless again.

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    TexMichael   about 8 years ago

    59 and just came in from rolling up the water hose in the back yard bare foot. Stepping on bees is a clover thing, not much of that here in the Texas Gulf coast. in my yard. Now those Chinese Tallow hulls are not nice but they are seasonal. Bare foot is the way to go at home.

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    KSfarmgirl  about 8 years ago

    I go barefoot most of the time (I’m 79). Started in childhood and has continued. When I was little the bottom of my feet were so tough that stepping on a sand bur or bee didn’t bother me. I liked school except for having to wear shoes.

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    mymontana  about 8 years ago

    You boys are incredibly clever. What’s a summer without a backyard tent outing? Have fun, kids


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    mymontana  about 8 years ago

    Forgot to mention the awesome drawings in each frame

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    dogday Premium Member about 8 years ago

    I LOVE barefooting and no longer can; knees just won’t allow it. Stupid knees.

    But TENTING!!! I think it’s more fun when you have to improvise — blankets over the clothesline, picnic table on its side with some thing over it….whatever, and a whole new world is created that is all your own. Happy summer, R & R!!

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    hippogriff  about 8 years ago

    My bare toes are waving in the rare breeze right now.

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    dogday Premium Member about 8 years ago

    And Brian, thank you one more time for bringing back the smells, the feel, the limitless universe of summers as a kid.

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    mrgromit  about 8 years ago

    Do they even sell tents like that anymore? And btw, there are two tents set up in my yard right now. Guys where we’ve been sleeping.

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    Catfeet Premium Member about 8 years ago

    What, no air-conditioning?!

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    neverenoughgold  about 8 years ago

    When we could find some extra lumber, I and other boys in the neighborhood, built forts! Never could get any of the neighborhood girls to join us in the fort though. I wonder why?

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    tcar-1  about 8 years ago

    We had some kind of replica army pup tent that we set up in the yard.

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    boldyuma  about 8 years ago
    -————-* Cannot go barefoot in the backyard anymore.Way too many doggie land mines..ha!
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    reynard61  about 8 years ago

    My Rules for going barefoot in Summer are pretty simple:

    1. Barefoot when possible, sandals (or Vibrams) when necessary. (I live in a rather large Midwestern city, so there are times when footwear is de rigueur.)

    2. The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. (In other words, watch where you step!)

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