My Grandparents gifted my Mother with a pair of L.L.Bean "Bean Boots" (pictured above), when she was at St. Lawrence. She relied on them while dodging snow banks to and from class during the cold upstate New York winters. Thirty years later, my sister relies on the same pair for blustery Boston nights and weekend adventures to Vermont. I have my own too, which were a wonderful gift from a beau years ago. The boots are a reliable classic staple for winter that will last a lifetime. I love this short piece in the Maine Sunday Telegram this week about the iconic winter footwear.