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Daily Dilemma- High Heeled Grandma

Dear Kelly,

I'm trying to talk some sense into my mother who is in her 60's and has terrible balance and a love of high heels.  I can't tell you how many time she's sprained her ankles over the years but now, at her age, I'm worried that she'll fall off her shoes and break a hip!  She wears heels no matter how she's dressed or where she's going.  If she needs to run to the store for a gallon of milk she'll put heels on with her sweats.  I've even seen her work in the garden in heels- pointing out to me after I rolled my eyes at the sight of her that they were a practical height for yard work.

Can you help?

My Mom Is Nuts!

Dear M.M.I.N.,

Your mom is a hoot!  I'd love to see a picture of her rocking out her sexy heels while sporting sweats and a sweat shirt at Harris Teeter!  Although sure to be a funny sight, I can understand your concern.  Barbara Walters recently injured herself and was hospitalized because she fell up the stairs while wearing heels.   Statistically, 1 out of every 3 women has been injured when wearing high heels-  many even suffered broken bones.  Yet a survey showed that 6 out of 10 women would risk injury in order to wear their heels.  Bottom line:  leave her be.  We learn by doing.  Let's just hope she suffers a mild sprain and not a broken hip!

Keep me posted,

Kelly McKay

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