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The Jumpers

Lucilla Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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The Jumpers

The Jumpers Story/ poem The Jumpers came - we don't know if they will stay. What are the jumpers, you might say? We all know that people that jump from high places are called jumpers. Also anybody that jumps would be called jumpers too. To all of you that don't know ( Jumpers ) are a type of Tennis shoes.. they were designed by a young woman from Argentina and were exibit in an Art Festival. They were designed, especially for immigrants, that cross, or jump over into the United States. These shoes were designed with a map, a night light, a compass and the Mexican Emblem. They also have a secret pocket for pills in case they got sick, like a bad head ache. They also have another pocket to save change, for a phone call. In the back of the shoes they have the picture of a priest. He is considered a Saint. His name is Toribio Romo. These shoes were made in China. They cost $ 17.00 a pair. Here in the U.S. they would go for $ 250.00, but only 1,000 were made. The designer of these Tennis shoes gave them to the people that were about to cross over to the United States, so they wouldn't get lost. All this happened in Tijuana Mexico. There is a Legend, so people say. Back in the early 1970's, people started reporting that, whenever they got sick, lost, or pass out from hunger - a prist would appear out of no where and help them out. The people said that the priest fed, or nursed them if they were sick. After they ate, or got better, he would direct them to where they were going. He would even tell them how to get a job, when they got to their destination, than he would just dissapeared. All this up to now has been happening on and off. It has been known that people would pay up to $ 500.00 for these shoes. They were designed with a good intention, to save lives. Maybe they would save the life of a person once, but too many times - I don't think so....
Note: This is a true story. I got to see these shoes. They showed all the details. These shoes are called ( Brincos ) and that in English means ( Jumpers )

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  1. Date: 8/3/2014 11:21:00 PM
    ps I remembered the 7 that time! Lady friend, YOU hang in there. And remember, what the mind thinks, Can and will come into fruition....THINK POSITIVE HEALING THOUGHTS OF Clarity, AND YOU WILL LIVE INFINITELY!

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 8/3/2014 11:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading this. I saw this in a court case. one guy was suing another guy because he had loan him the shoes and the other guy would not give them back.
  1. Date: 8/3/2014 11:18:00 PM
    Kinda sounds like a scam to me...but hey, people gotta believe what they gotta believe. BRINCoS EH...I think I may of heard of these when I lived in Orlando Fl. Hanging out with my ESEs . They had a name for me...."El Gringo Loco" Oh how I miss my Spanish compadre'. Another hot 7 rate poem. Unfortunately, You have read the ONE and ONLY poem I posted on here that wasn't finished...due to running out of space....Long story. SO you have read one I deleted and one unfinished HA! what are the odds?

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 8/3/2014 11:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I notice that the poem was not finished, but still it was good. I will read more later.
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 4:20:00 PM
    Very interesting story Lucy and well told too. I had not heard of this before. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 5:46:00 PM
    Great story that you have told in poetic form..Enjoyed reading this story based on fact..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:55:00 AM
    A great story. I'm happy to know such things exist... Jack

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 12:37:00 PM
    Thank you Lucy, for the comment..... thank you for sharing your story... always~ SKAT

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 12:45:00 AM
    my goodness. How interesting this is!!! I really enjoyed this. There is an excellent TV show now called The Bridge. And it's all about a serial killer on the border between Juarez and the US. It's sad how they treat the Mexicans coming over the border sometimes. This show really gets that idea across.

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 12:42:00 AM
    Lucilla, my plea's Fantasy was Pinocchio's. his fantasy was to be a real boy!! now let me read your poem here.

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 2:24:00 PM
    Lucilla....what an amazing story...really enjoyed it very much.....thank you

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 2:04:00 PM
    Hola, Lucilla! Fantastic setting & storyline here. I really enjoyed this read!

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 12:13:00 PM
    I am mistified by this story. Never heard of such a thing. Makes me realize that eople will believe and do anything to make their dreams come true...WOW

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 11:33:00 AM
    This is a truly fascinating story about a special pair of shoes! I've never heard of this before, but now I would know what someone was talking about if they brought up "Jumpers"! I really enjoyed reading this incredible poem! What a fantastic piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 11:24:00 AM
    very interesting, lucilla.. your feature on the jumpers caught my attention; these shoes had good publicity here as well... solid write; i buy your sales pitch!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 11:16:00 AM
    Hi Lucilla, I just love this piece! this is filled with meaning and emotion. Please take a closer look and review for spelling, you do not want to detract from this fine piece.

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 10:53:00 AM
    It is good to know that there are shoes to enter USA. Must try one! How are you Lucilla? Hope you had a wonderful week end. Thanks for stopping by my MOON LOve and Hugs

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 10:34:00 AM
    This is an awesome story LUcilla thank you for sharing it, glad you got to taste home made fruit cake, I love fruit cake, it is my favorite cake, hope you are feeling better, thinking of you dearly, a big hug is being sent your way, love xxx