The Lands of Socks

March 4 is an important date for Vermont and Chicago.  Both were founded on this day: Vermont in 1791 and Chicago in 1837.

       

Darn Tough socks are made in Northfield, Vermont, where they produce “the Finest Premium All Weather Performance Sock on the market.”  Plus, they offer an unconditional lifetime warrantee on all of their socks.  Check out their awesome variety.  

      

Strideline are premium athletic socks with famous city skylines.  They’ve got eleven Chicago options to choose from.

Happy Birthday Alexander Graham Bell!

FOREVER 21 Telephone Ankle Socks

On March 3, 1847, Alexander Graham Bell was born.  Twenty-nine years and four days later, he patented1 the telephone.

Bell’s famous invention came from years of working with the deaf and hearing-impaired.  But despite its success, he refused to have one in his study, as he found it an intrusion on his scientific studies.

Though the telephone has evolved and given use plenty of new innovations, it has also led to these hideous things.

   


1. patent #174.465

Dr. Seuss Day

Kaloo kalay it’s Dr. Seuss Day!  Dr. Seuss1 was born March 2, 1904.  He wrote over sixty books that have been translated into more than 20 languages and sold over 600 million copies.

To honor Dr. Seuss, March 2 was declared Read Across America Day by the National Educational Association.  You can find a plethora2 of activities at Seussville.com.  Even celebrities are celebrating.

And enjoy the good doctor’s musings on socks:

Give me the gift of a grip-top sock,
A clip drape shipshape tip top sock.
Not your spinslick slapstick slipshod stock,
But a plastic, elastic grip-top sock.
None of your fantastic slack swap slop
From a slap dash flash cash haberdash shop.
Not a knick knack knitlock knockneed knickerbocker sock
With a mock-shot blob-mottled trick-ticker top clock.
Not a supersheet seersucker ruck sack sock,
Not a spot-speckled frog-freckled cheap sheik’s sock
Off a hodge-podge moss-blotched scotch-botched block.
Nothing slipshod drip drop flip flop or glip glop
Tip me to a tip top grip top sock.


1. Theodor Seuss Geisel
2. pleth·o·ra /pleTHərə/ (noun): a large or excessive amount of (something). “a plethora of committees and subcommittees”