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The Positive Effects of Socks!

The Positive Effects of Socks! by Mark Lyons Image by iSaw Company from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad      Puppies, a surprise birthday party, a $20 bill pulled out of the pocket of your old pair of jeans, your favorite NFL team wins the Super Bowl, you get that long-awaited job promotion, you don’t have to get that root canal, and socks. What do all these things have in common? They all have positive effects on people.      + Puppies – cute, cuddly, precious      + A surprise birthday party – your friends and family come together to celebrate you      + A $20 bill pulled...

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Socks and Your Fashion Statement

Socks and Your Fashion Statement by Mark Lyons Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad      Hi! Mark, the Fashion Guru (and Sammy’s dad) here. I am a retired teacher and so I am highly qualified to be a fashionista. I have lived in 8 different decades – from the 1950s to the present. I have seen it all, pretty much, as far as fashion is concerned. Here is an exhaustive, albeit succinct, history of fashion from the 1950s to the present: 1950s – poodle skirts, the bouffant, the pompadour, pencil skirts, jeans, cocktail dresses, baggie pants, skinny ties, pearls, and tiny hats 1960s...

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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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