Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Walk Like an Egyptian

Awhile ago, Ella and I were talking about flip flops, and she told me that Cleopatra and the ancient Egyptians wore them! I was kind of amused, and stifled a laugh. Then she told me that when she had dressed up as Cleopatra for Halloween, she wore flip flops, so this fact had to be true. This picture of her in her costume was not taken by me.
 But after doing some research, she was RIGHT!!! Flip flops have been around for at least 6,000 years! They were made from papyrus leaves and other natural things. Who KNEW? Well, Ella did! Here are some pictures I found on the web of ancient flip flops, and even ones for babies! So when you wear flip flops, think of Cleopatra and walk like an Egyptian!


“Yet the Lord says, “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet.”

21 comments:

George said...

Ella's pretty smart. I didn't know that either.

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm impressed, Ella is one smart young lady. I had no idea flip flops had been around that long.

Chatty Crone said...

O h Miss Ginny - you are so much fun! I learn something every time I come here. Love it. sandie

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Ginny Didn't know that fact. Learning is always fun. Some of those older flip flops are very like ones I bought in Africa when the Africans make them in their villages.

Margaret

Tamago said...

I'm impressed by Ella's knowledge! She is such a smart girl, and pretty! I love her picture in Cleopatra costume very much! I enjoyed learning about flip flops history :-)

From the Kitchen said...

When Ella tells you something, better listen!! I am assuming those are her toes in your header and not Cleopatra's??

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

i learn something new every day in blog land, had no idea they were around that long.. Ella's costume is beautiful and she looks adorable. love the polka dot toes to.

Arti said...

Ella looks so beautiful! And I never knew the history behind flip flops!! Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day Ginny :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

She's a smart one:-). I am embarrassed to admit that I am the only person in this country who can't
wear flip-flops, but I loved the history you shared with us. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Ruth Kelly said...

She looks like she had a good time - cute costume!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Unless it is super cold out all I ever wear are flip flops. I just love them!

I grew up in Manassas, so we caught the metro in Vienna when I was a kid to go into DC.

Rose said...

Who would have thought! Interesting what blogging teaches us...or leads us to find out.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, So cute! My niece's wedding was on the beach in CA so the wedding party (gents) wore Flop-flop thongs. Was very nice even though casual. Have a super Friday tomorrow!

Filip and Kristel said...

Funny, very nice picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Linda said...

Ella is a lovely, intelligent young lady! I learned something new today.

Ann said...

Well Ella is one smart cookie. I had no idea that flip flops have been around that long

Shug said...

I thought that was ladybugs at first..What cute, cute little toes. With shoes like that, you gotta have some pretty polished toes!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Interesting fact. I am sure this will come to mind as I see flip flops around.

Joanne said...

Aww she looks so cute! I love the pedicure on your top photo. I may have to paint some polka dots on my toesies tonight!
Blessings, Joanne

Chris Scheuer said...

What a cutie, and so smart! Definitely true ........ from the mouths of babes :)

SweetMarie said...

Ella is not only cute, but so smart! I had not idea flip flops had been around for so long!