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December 4, 2018 National Sock Day and World Trick Shot Day
Post by John Rancke
Hey! You’re in luck. It’s Tuesday and you are going to get a two-fer. If you were paying it would be called a BOGO. Buy One-Get One. Actually it’s your first present of the 2018 Christmas Season. Don’t go crazy because it’s not that great. I didn’t fight the crowds on Black Friday for your gift, nor did I order it off the internet the following Monday morning. But I did find it on the Internet.
National Sock Day
National Sock Day on December 4 recognizes the rarest of all lasting unities, the marriage of matched socks. When they manage, wash after wash, dry after to dry to keep finding each other through all the chaos, a celebration is certainly in order!
The founders of National Sock Day turned the tables on holidays that brought attention to such individualism like National No Sock Day on May 8th and National Lost Sock Day (for shame!) on May 9th. In an effort to promote the sock couples who remain together, whether animal magnetism (static cling) or chemistry (something in the detergent), National Sock Day is dedicated to highlighting even the tiny baby socks who manage to stay together.
We honor all matches made in laundry-romantic-matrimony. From Argyle to tube socks, knee highs and fuzzy slipper socks, if they keep finding their mate over and over, National Sock Day wiggles its toes in their honor!
Now many of you know I don’t wear socks unless there is snow on the ground. I admit I did wear them when my daughter Lindsay got married to JB. I was ready to wear a comfortable pair of black loafers when I was ordered very gently that I would be wearing a pair of uncomfortable lace up shiny “brogans”.
So John is not always a fool and realized such ugly stiff shoes could cause a blister to show up on my heels so I was prudent and wore a pair of socks to prevent such a possibility. I will say that those shoes and socks came off within 5 minutes of the ceremony being over with and the loafers magically appeared.
I also wore a pair of Carolina blue socks to Bunky’s funeral. They matched my tie and I was not going to paint my ankles Carolina blue.
Back in the 90’s working at the Recreation Department in Lumberton, it was funny to see Bobby Sessoms, Maintenance Supervisor Truett Harrelson, and myself sitting in meetings with topsiders and naked ankles.
One of my Zebulon kids from years ago, Blake Roberson, is now grown up with triplets and is teaching PE in Johnston County started a tradition this year. He wears a totally different pair of funny, colorful, outlandish socks every day and posts them on Facebook. The kids love it! Great guy with some great kids and had some really great parents that were lifetime educators in Laurinburg and Zebulon for many years.
World Trick Shot Day
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