Thursday, April 1, 2010

hibiscus and huraches

On the Gulf Coast of Florida, where I mostly grew up, a rite of spring was buying a new pair of hurache sandals. You could get them for about $12 at most any store. They'd pinch like heck at first, then become the next best thing to bare feet. We wore cotton sundresses in the bright sun and carried straw bags. Hibiscus flowers bloomed in lush profusion: hot pink, red, orange and yellow. On Easter morning, there was a sunrise service on the beach.

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