Recently, in another blog, there was a discussion going on started by Julie Coulter Bellon. It was about the mysterious disappearance of socks when they go through the cleaning process. After careful deliberation, I believe I have the answer to the mystery.
Unfortunately, the solution doesn't solve the problem. There is an unseen force in the dryer, something that is performing a sock makeover.
I had a pair of matched argyles, the only one I owned. One of them came up missing until I discovered it had magically changed color. It still looked like the original, but was a different shade, therefore unusable together. Since then, I have discovered more socks that have met the fate of the rogue sock plastic surgeon.
I have heard that some identical twins spend their whole life trying to distance themselves from their twins. Maybe it's a psychological sock problem. It couldn’t have anything to do with washing them with whites.
Now with that solved, we can move on to other things. I started reading False Pretenses by Carole Thayne this week and I love it. I met the author at the LDStorymakers conference and I was ashamed to admit I’d never read her work.
I found a copy, and I’m in awe of the masterful way the author brings the reader into the lives of the characters. I began to care about these people from the moment I met them. Don’t tell me how it ends I’m looking forward to savoring the story.
Now about me, I followed the link in Tristi Pinkston’s blog and found that in the year I was born,
- Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US.
- The First civil rights bill to protect ‘Blacks’ voting rights since reconstruction is approved by Congress.
- Hurricane "Audrey" destroys Cameron, Louisiana killing 390 people.
- National Guardsmen bar nine black students from entering a previously all white Central High School in Little Rock.
- Russians launch Sputnik I, first earth orbiting satellite.
- The FBI arrests Jimmy Hoffa and charges him with bribery.
- Vanna White, Osama bin Laden, Sid Vicious, and Melanie Griffith are born.
- The Milwaukee Brewers win the World Series.
- The Detroit Lions win the NFL championship.
- The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup.
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac is published.
- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss is published.
I hope you have a great Saturday. Perhaps I’ll see you at the Utah State Fair. Look for the Dutch oven cooking.