(1977) Lisa to Clifford.. this workboot shoe represents your future!

Dearest Clifford:

This shoe (workboot) represents your future!

Your drive and ambition will cause you to wear out many pairs of workboots just like this one.  This boot is my wish to you for happiness.  Unlike regular workboots, this workboot will never wearout, because if it does, it will represent the failure to follow your dreams!

This boot is small like you in comparison to the big world, but powerful in its potential.

Treat this boot as you would me, gentle and kind.

Like this boot, of which many hours were spent to make it, is our friendship which will never wear out, either.  Go more quietly and softly along your path to success; the world can’t be conquered by a voice!

Love to you on your birthday, spend it wisely.