Lost and Found: One Pair of Shoes, Missing Owner.

by Lori Dwyer on November 30, 2010 · 11 comments

There’s no place like home,

Aloha, jellybeaners. This is a Lost and Found announcement from the Purple House, bought to you by RRSAHM.

Just recently- well, actually not quite so recently, it was a good two months ago now- my precious little baby Bump turned one. As is the birthday tradition in the Purple House, we threw a big birthday barbecue bash. Lots of guests, lots of food, lots of kids in the spa and sandpit, lots of fun. Also lots of mess to clean up afterward. Two days worth of mess. Overflowing otto bins, sand in every crevice of every cushion on the lounge. Next year, I’m totally doing a PlayMaze Party, where they cater and clean. Not at my house.

As you can see, the Bump had a fabulous time. And that is the most important thing. Right? Right. It’s totally worth it.

*Ahem* Totally.

Moving on. A very peculiar event occurred at the Bump’s first birthday. Or, actually, after the Bump’s first birthday party.

You see, someone left their shoes behind.

Now, that’s odd to begin with. It was summer, it was hot, most people slipped their shoes off… but surely you would notice if you left your shoes behind…eventually?

And when you did notice, you would think you would ask for them back. But so far, nada. Nothing. not a word, from a single party guest.

Therefore, before I deposit them gracefully in the Lifeline second hand clothing bin, I fear it’s only fair to do an official Lost and Found announcement for them, here on my blog. Because… well… where else would I do an official Lost and Found announcement, but here…?

Where: The Purple House.
Belonging to: My best guess is, a guest at the Bump’s first birthday party. Unless we have some kind of shoe fairy, Which would be fabulous, but, like most of my fairies, she is doing a totally crap job. See below.
Description: One pair of very pretty, flat red strappy shoes. Size 9. Which is unfortunately a good two sizes too big for me, or this notice wouldn’t exist because I would have already claimed them.
Claimage: Please call 0410 RRSAHM, or contact me via telekinesis. Or, ya know, send me a message on FaceBook, or something.

So… there you go. Bizarreness. I’m still trying to figure out who could possibly leaves their shoes behind. Bojangles, Auntie Mickey and the Mother of Princess Boofhead are the usual suspects, but they all swear the shoes don’t belong to them.

My life just gets weirder. If anyone can shod (boom tish!) some light on this one, help me out here?

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Gracie. December 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Hi Lori! Just wondering if you have contact details – specifically email address- available anywhere on the blog?? Was hoping to get in touch with you about a competition I am running :)

Grace x x


River November 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Well, I know they're not mine. Way too big and I wasn't at the party either.
They are pretty though.


Bronnie and family November 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Do you know what? It never fails to astound me at how many things other families either just don't notice are missing or can't be bothered chasing up. The school Lost and Found is always full of uniforms, books, bags and lunchboxes, most very expensive, but unnamed and unloved. Don't get it really. I put the kids' names on everything, and make sure everything comes home because, like, it's money isn't it? And sometimes precious as well.


Jacki November 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Alas, they're too small for my feet (yes, I was born with canoes on the ends of my legs). Did you ever see that episode of Sex and the City where someone stole Carrie's shoes from a party? It's the reverse!


MotorbikesLady November 30, 2010 at 8:00 am

Maybe the shoes were given as presents to the owner who doesn't like them so owner left them behind at your place so she can claim that she lost them.

(((( Hugs ))))


Lucy November 30, 2010 at 7:10 am

She is SO cute. (So are the shoes.)


Jean November 30, 2010 at 6:42 am

That's funny! Are you absolutely sure there isn't a child stuck down the back of the sofa?? XXX


Glen November 30, 2010 at 5:02 am

Damn – Katie stole my joke…


Katie November 30, 2010 at 1:37 am

OMG. They're mine. How on earth did they end up in Australia? I better pop over and retrieve them!!


Cate November 30, 2010 at 12:27 am

There's one at every party isn't there?! Have you checked your shoe supply – are you sure they didn't just trade up and are now not going to admit to leaving those ones behind?? Just a thought…but then it's very late, so don't expect it to be a brilliant thought :-) xxxCate


Eva Gallant November 30, 2010 at 2:35 am

Darn, those are too big for me, too!


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