We used to live in an apartment in one of those old tenement building. On a hot summer day, to save a few bucks on AC, my parents would make my 8 brothers and I sit out on the fire escape until sunset to stay out of trouble. Bored and not to mention the humidity, we people watched to pass the time.
Why do I have 8 brothers? My parents wanted a girl and boy, were they determined.
Those were my brothers’ shoes and they landed there when my brothers decided to play “shoe toss” on a hot summer day.