Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Holiday Sock Drawer Conference

a messy sock drawer in need of organization
sock drawer country

It was time for the Annual Sock Drawer Conference.  Halloween was over, and now it was time to settle down to business.  Mated socks sorted out the un-mated.  Static held them all together.

New socks had joined the Drawer, with holidays ahead.  Some Turkey Socks and many new Christmas socks had been welcomed, mantled labels removed.  Again, language was limited to their country of origin.  “Made in China, 50% cotton and 45% polyester, with 5% spandex!”  

The Sock Drawer philosophy needs to be explained.

The mantra of the Drawer was to serve the Wearer, pure and simple.  No matter the inclement weather or the racing around the owner might do, the Socks were ready to be the tractor, one who pulled or pushed the Wearer.

As a precursor to the meeting, the Sock Drawer sang its national anthem:
  
 Heel and cuff, instep and toe.  We welcome you to our Land.  Gusset and heel, tightly wove.  Cotton or whatever. The threads of socks that have gone before,  join us in homage to you with our voice. Static and lint  all abound, We welcome you to our Land.” ***

With that, the elderly Sage Surgical Sock with worn chevron rubber footing cleared its throat, pounding the stump of a pencil, and announced, “Let us begin.”


*** Sung to the tune of “Oh, Tannenbaum”.



Source

This was originally posted in October 2013. Further posts were made, perhaps will be posted again.

The bold underlined words are from Wednesday Words, created for writers to explore different genre. This  Wednesday challenge was originally created by Dorothy, who passed the torch to other bloggers. Please head over to these blog sites, who will steer you to the site. River and Lee

Playing with words is the best thing ever.


34 comments:

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    1. I have some socks that I have worn only once and yet they managed to get separate.

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  2. I remember sock drawer stories on the blogs. I'm not sure if you were the author of them all. I love the idea of socks having conversations in their drawer. Which I guess shows I'm a little weird too. In addition to the socks being weird, I mean.

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    1. I have often wondered if socks consorted and argued.

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  3. I don't think our socks are unionised. They stay in their pairs (and never go missing) and speak to no-one.
    I have also read and enjoyed your sock stories in the past. Lee has the prompts this month and then they will move again. I will put up a post on the first Wednesday of next month to let you know where to find them.

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    1. I had so much fun writing them. Recently I did battle with my sock drawer and it was not pleasant.

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  4. We finally gave up and each just buy one kind of sock, plain white, and any can match with any other. Sweetie has two pair for formal, and i have a couple of winter pair, but otherwise, it doesn't matter, they are all the same.

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    1. It is time to pare down my socks to that level.

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  5. Socks are of the utmost importance to me. I buy quality socks made of natural fiber:cotton, silk, wool. I believe good socks prevent trouble with the feet, especially in winter.

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    1. Anyone with any sort of foot problems must purchase and use quality socks. Diabetics need to pay attn to them.

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  6. I don't think my socks know that anthem.

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    1. Just open the sock drawer and sing it to them.

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  7. Thanks for the smiles for today. I enjoy your creativity in words. Makes one sorta jealous (but in a nice way!) Thanks for a good visit, I won't open my sock drawer again without thinking I am interrupting something.
    Love it
    Sherry & jack

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    1. You are so awesome, Jack. A friend liking my writing is the biggest compliment I could ever receive.

      I'd watch out for any holiday sock if I were you. I have found them to be kinda sneaky.

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  8. If that photo is accurate, your socks live in a chaotic, anarchist commune of free love, hedonism and gawd knows what other goings-on. MY socks live in a communist dictatorship. They all look exactly the same, are paired and folded, and lined up in a straight and unbending row, like military marchers passing the reviewing stand on May Day.

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    1. My socks would love to meet your socks for a playdate, yes?

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  9. Oh Tannenbaum is one of my favourite Christmas songs. My sock drawer is not at all playful looking, I don't think the socks hold any meetings or parties. They are lined up in rows, with summer colours on the right, dark colours in the middle and dark colours with thicker weave for winter on the left.

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    1. You must have no problems finding the pairs at all!! Good for you.

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  10. Now I know why I always pair my socks before I put them away.

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    1. There is a special place for you in Sock Lore.

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  11. My everyday socks live in a hippie commune called the laundry basket. They loll about, intertwined with each other, until I call a couple of them for duty. They switch partners often.

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    1. My socks seldom connect with their mates. Rough marriages.

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  12. I love socks! This is really cute!

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    1. Just looked up some stats on lost socks. If someone lives to be 80, that person would lose approx. 1,495 socks. This sounds might low.

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  13. Socks should be sold in 3s and not as a per. This way you have a better chance of picking two the same colour when searching in a drawer. And manufacturers would sell 50% more socks. I wrote to 3 manufacturers with this suggestion, in triplicate. All three ignored me.

    God bless.

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  14. what a fun sharing dear Susan
    i loved your sock dryer
    and i loved your mom's quilt and you mom at side bar
    blessings!

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    1. Blessings to you as well. My mom was quite a quilter.

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  15. A nice take on socks. :) My wife makes our socks so each pair varies from the other but they still can lose their way from the laundry to the draw. :)

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  16. I only use one color and type of sock. They are all black so I just lay them flat in a box in a neat pile in my drawer. When I need a pair I take two and I'm done. This also avoids having to roll them up into a ball two by two.

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    1. Many have said that, and I could go with this.

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  17. These socks would run from mine, screaming, "Anarchy! Anarchy!"

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  18. My socks sometimes freak me out.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!