Boy, I'm way behind on this thread
Update on the Mystery Of The Hanging Shoe... The most I can report is an old faded beer can with a rifle hole lying in the leaves about thirty feet away from the tree."
You just solved the mystery. With a nearby beer can visible, it is obvious that someone tied one
HA! 'tied one on' - good one! LOL.
Interesting expression - "tied one on" for what it means! Wonder where that came from?