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”