They had slim tiny feet. Those of us that came after them have larger, broader feet. My Aunts always said it's because we wore sneakers all the time and walked around barefoot instead of in slippers. I would like to think it has to do with the "hormones in milk", but I digress. Regardless of the reason most of the cousins could never wear their shoes and they were sold off at garage sales or donated to church clothing drives, Salvation Armies and Good Wills.
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