The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Signs


Port Gibson, Mississippi

Do you remember Red Goose shoes?  A bit of research revealed that the St. Louis company began selling shoes to pioneers in 1869. The company was originally called Gieseke-D'Oench-Hayes after it's German founders.  Gieseke is German slang for "goose" so the image came naturally.  The red came later during the St. Louis World's Fair when stock boys painted the goose on the cartons red.  The head of the company liked the idea and trademarked it in 1906.  I guess they are still in business to this day.




9 comments:

  1. Nice symbol with great explanation. I like it.

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  2. A goose shoe, I see a waddling person wearing orange shoes?

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  3. Cool sign! I just learned about them from watching a recent episode of American Pickers!

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  4. can't say i know that company but i do like the brand logo!

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  5. I remember seeing that sign in my hometown. Maybe workboots?

    Jo

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  6. Thanks for sharing John... love the sign.

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  7. That's a classic. I love old signs like these.

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  8. Nope sorry, never heard of Red Goose Shoes.

    Felicia

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  9. I can still sing the jingle, "Half the fun of having feet is Red Goose Shoes!"--hart

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