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Our Story

            SammySocks Etc. is a new store. We would like to tell you a little bit about ourselves. Welcome and read on. Thank you. Our Story        SammySocks Etc. was created to help our son, Samuel, become independent, help with his support, employ adults with differing abilities, provide a safe and adaptive work environment and treat our customers and employees with respect and dignity. Our Mission Statement             Our mission is to make available dignified employment, contribute to a sense of worth, and foster respect for adults with differing abilities through the selling of quality products. Our Vision Statement             Our vision is, by the grace of God, to provide our son who...

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Honey, It's That Time Again!

Honey, It’s That Time Again! by Mark Lyons Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy of SammySocks Etc. Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             “Honey, it’s that time again!” said Mark a little bit too eagerly.             “It is?” asked Sally.             “Yes!” answered Mark.             “Already?”             “Yep!”             “Are you sure?”             “I am. I keep track of this on our calendar and in my head.”             “Of course you do!”             “Uh-huh!”             “Is there any chance that we could, maybe, postpone it?”             “What?”             “Yeah, you know, for a little while. I’m not sure I’m feeling up to...

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So You Think You Can Dance?

So You Think You Can Dance? by Mark Lyons Image by Yogendra Singh from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy of SammySocks Etc. Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             “What is that?” asked Sally.             “What is what?” answered Mark.             “What is that what you’re doing there?” asked Sally.             “Just a sec,” replies Mark. “….. and let me add a double plier here, a couple of etendres, some sauters, a few glissers, an arabesque, about three fondues, a pretzel, and finish with a couple minutes of the Floss…..”             “What?” mumbled Sally.             “Let me just pull up my leggings,” panted Mark. “Don’t want the hardware...

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The Dream

The Dream by Mark Lyons Image by StockSnap from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy of SammySocks Etc. Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             “Aaaaahhhhh!” shrieked Mark.             “What is it, Honey?” whispered Sally.             “I had that dream again,” gasped Mark as he sat up covered in sweat, his body wrapped in tousled bedsheets.             “Again?” asked Sally. She rubbed the sleep from her eyes. “What time is it this time?”             “It’s 5:30 am,” answered Mark glaring at the alarm clock, his chiseled features coming into sharp focus. Even in his disheveled condition, he still was often mistaken for Brad, you know, Brad?             “Was it...

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How to Duck Out of …, I Mean, How to Get the Most Out of Your School’s Faculty Meetings

How to Duck Out of …, I Mean, How to Get the Most Out of Your School’s Faculty Meetings by Mark Lyons Image by PDPics from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy of SammySocks Etc. Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             Here are a few suggestions about how to make the most of your regularly scheduled faculty meetings. Hey, they are already quite important, productive, and well worth every minute, but just in case, these might make the time you spend in the meetings a bit more constructive. Bring along several baskets full of your family’s clean laundry. Sit in the back and fold the laundry during the...

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