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How to Care for Your Socks and Also What Not to Do

How to Care for Your Socks and Also What Not to Do by Mark Lyons Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad      Hi! It is important to take care of your socks. Clean, fresh, and dry socks are the best thing for your feet other than walking barefoot through a thick, lush lawn. Below are some helpful tips on what to do to properly care for your socks and also what not to do to care for your socks.   Do – Wash your socks in cold water using a gentle cycle.     Do Not – Boil your socks in a cauldron suspended...

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Challenges Sammy, His Family, and Other Adults with Differing Abilities Face Everyday

Challenges Sammy, His Family, and Other Adults with Differing Abilities Face Everyday by Mark Lyons SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad Image by Sukinah Hussain from Pixabay      Each day presents unique challenges and opportunities for Sammy, his family, other adults with differing abilities, and their families. Sammy is an autistic person. Autism manifests itself in a variety of ways and degrees. No two people on the Autism Spectrum are alike. The care, treatment, medication, education, training, and life focus are not the same for people on the spectrum. They should not be the same. There is no “one size fits all”.      In Sammy’s case, he and...

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Socks Can Enlighten and Uplift

Socks Can Enlighten and Uplift by Mark Lyons SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad      There is nothing like a new pair of socks! They hold something special. New, fresh, clean, colorful, soft, comfortable, fashionable, warm, cozy, individualistic, rebellious, and just plain fun are a few descriptions of a new pair of socks.      It’s like getting a new box of crayons – no matter what size. The prospect of what is to come is so exciting! With crayons, it’s the colors and, oh, what can I draw! With socks, it’s how they look and feel. It’s the places I can go in these socks. The adventures...

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Is SammySocks Etc. Relevant In Today's World?

Is SammySocks Etc. Relevant in Today’s World? by Mark Lyons SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad      According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), a little over 2% (2.21%) of the adult population in the United States are on the Autism Spectrum. This is based on a study conducted in 2017 by the CDC. About 81% of the people in this population group are not employed. This number is based on a study conducted in 2017 by National Core Indicators. This is an organization that collects data about public developmental disabilities agencies to measure and track their performance.      We as a country can do...

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Things Others (Not Me) Have Accomplished While Wearing Socks

Things Others (Not Me) Have Accomplished While Wearing Socks by Mark Lyons SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad Image by Simon Steinberger from Pixabay      People (other than me) have accomplished many great things while wearing socks. Let us take a look at a few, shall we?      King John and the Signing of the Magna Carta – June 15, 1215 dawned a warm morning. King John of England had decided to go with his neon bright green flip flops to help ward off the upcoming heat of the day. One of his butlers, I believe it was Alfie, suggested that King John, aka “Softsword”, wear his more formal brown swayback...

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