This all started because of a long, loose shoelace that was dangling on the floor. I did not trip on the shoelace, but came close. My balance is poor, but I did not fall. Falling, at my age, can be dangerous. Trying to get up from a fall can be a nightmare.
My thought was to locate some shoelaces that fit my shoes – especially the proper length. At an early age in my life, Mother was constantly telling me to tie my shoelaces. This has been a problem a long, long time. I needed that soft, familiar voice one more time.