Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps

Mason Shoe sales, free shoes for life

There used to be people who sold various things door to door, they actually made a living at this, or a good moonlighting income. The Mason shoe Company mainly sold their shoes this way, high quality stuff, I don’t know about whether they were fashionable.

Here’s an obituary for the kind of person they employed; I have a lot of respect for someone who racked up the miles and the friends like Edward Angell. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1997-09-29-1997272041-story.html

Mason stopped making shoes in 2003, a victim of the preference for lesser quality but cheaper shoes from China. They have a catalog now, sells multiple other name brands of shoes and clothes, with the option to pay in installments. You know times are hard when they repossess your shoes.

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