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Wearing Socks Is Like Binge Watching Your Favorite Old TV Shows

Wearing Socks Is Like Binge Watching Your Favorite Old TV Shows by Mark Lyons SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad             Wearing a great pair of socks (especially socks purchased from SammySocks Etc.) is like binge watching your old favorite TV shows. It is! Really! And here are several reasons why.      + Socks make you feel comfortable just like watching your favorite old TV show(s).      + Wearing socks creates or brings back memories like when you were watching your old favorite TV shows when they weren’t old.      + You can wear socks all day just like you can binge watch all day.      + Socks are...

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Sammy Sayings

Sammy Sayings by Mark Lyons Image by mediamonk from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad        There are some sayings that seem indelibly seared into our brains.             “A penny saved is a penny earned.”             “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”             “Experience is the teacher of all things.”             “The best way to create your future is to create it.”             “The good we do today becomes the happiness of tomorrow.”        Well, in the Lyons’ household there are sayings that are just as indelible.             “It’s taking too long!”             “Go around you!”             “Take it back!”...

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Ah, Poetry!

Ah Poetry! by Mark Lyons SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad      Ah, poetry! It is the life blood of literature. It is the sinew that binds our lives together! It is the deep, mystical force that tells it like it is.      There have been so many great poets. Here are just a few:        + Poe        + Shakespeare        + Angelou        + Silverstein        + Frost        + Whitman        + Dickinson        + Hughes        + Lyons, ….. uh, I mean, Longfellow. Well, Lyons...

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Why a Business Like SammySocks Etc. is Needed in Today’s World

Why a Business Like SammySocks Etc. is Needed in Today’s World 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             There are about 5.4 million adults with autism living in the United States. That is about 2.2%.*             More than 500,000 people with autism will turn 18 in the next decade.             A little more than half of adults with autism are or have ever been employed.**             Wow! SammySocks Etc. was established to make available dignified employment, contribute to a sense of worth, and foster respect for adults with differing abilities through...

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Life Without Socks

Life Without Socks by Mark Lyons Image by congerdesign from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad             There is a famous movie that plays around Christmas about what it would be like if one of its characters had never been born. It has a happy ending. It is really a very good movie.             Well, what would the world be like if there were no socks? Here are a few possibilities.             + Puppets would take a hit – no sock puppets.             + Band-Aid sales would skyrocket (for all of the blisters on feet with no socks).             + All this extra time would be available because...

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