Saturday, September 8, 2007

Mystery Solved

by Keith Fisher

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.


Tristi Pinkston said...

The twin theory actually does explain the sock disappearance. I mean, can you imagine getting stuck with someone you don't like for that long? And it's not like you got to choose them -- you were arbitrarily assigned. Yep, makes total sense.

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

While I have occasional "sock on the loose" problems, I believe I must have arbitrarily solved the twin thing by having all my family's socks (most of them) look the same. That way, neither the socks nor the owners know who goes together, so no one gets too upset being stuck with the same partner.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Wish I could have made it to the state fair. I'm trying to get my dutch oven skills refined.

And I've solved my sock problem. I either don't wear them or they are all the same exact color and style. Hey, don't laugh, it works!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments. The fair was exhausting. We saw the sheep, the cows, the rabbits, more cows, and then we saw the fish in the DWR building. no, we had a great time seeing everything and carnival. the circus people were there too and Keisha won prizes taking the funniest kid challenge.
the two cookoffs I helped judge where great too.

Keith Fisher