My story is a couple of decades in the making and still going. My wife and me met up in 2003. As we got to know each other she told me of her past and the travels she had with her family when she was 13. One such was a tour of America in 1993. We are from South Africa so its a big deal touring like this. One stopover was in Chicago where she bought a amazing set of Justins and a Stetson to match. So skip ahead to 1997 and she lost her father in a motor vehicle accident. The family was broken and everything was sold to cover costs. The Justins remained. Skip ahead a few more years to 2006 and while at her mother's house we got talking about those boots again. Her mother quitely got up and fetched a suitcase that was packed away. Returning she put it on the living room table and opened it. Inside was the Justins. Near mint condition. Her father had worn them but looked after them like gold because remember we are in South Africa and they don't grow on trees here. She looked at me and said :"Do you want them son?". It was like opening the holy grail. I expected a light to shine from that old suitcase. In a heartbeat I had them on and it was a perfect fit. Like they were bought for me. I also wore them quite a bit but decided to rather keep them in mint condition as they are practically family heirlooms at this moment. They get a rubdown once in a while and I brag with them to all and sunder. So you see, these boots have a twenty year history with my family. If I could somehow win the story contest it would be a great continuation or addon to this family legacy. Yours truly, Leon Thom Bleomfontein, South Africa Ps. Serial numbers of the boots so you know this is a true story : 28689 O. On the inside it also says Justin style 1967.
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