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Thread #56167 Message #4077724
Posted By: GUEST,OhmPossum
01-Nov-20 - 08:38 AM
Thread Name: Clementine's shoe size?
Subject: RE: Clemantine's shoe size?
My father sung this in boy scouts which would have been in the 1940s. He talked about this and said the words are "Light she WASN'T like a fairy and her shoes were number nine herring boxes without topses sandals were for Clementine." Was all saying she was a very large girl. There were NO shoes in her size so she had to use number 9 herring boxes as sandals. The thing that has probably changed is how fish are packed. It isn't a shoe size it is a box size for an individual fish. Fish were packed in San Francisco and shipped to the mines.