The Mystery of a Man’s Sock Drawer: Everyday Magic, Day 713

Because you want to be prepared for a cell phone upgrade apocalypse
Because you want to be prepared for a cell phone upgrade apocalypse

What does a bathing cap with Japanese writing in it (in magic marker, no less), a box of shotgun shells, and 32 acorns have in common? They all lived, until yesterday, in my husband’s sock drawer, which also contained:

  • Over 8 Verizon phones, dating back to the Pleistocine era when phones were as big as shoes
  • $5.27, mostly in pennies
  • Not one but two boxes of shotgun shells when, according to my husband, there really isn’t a shotgun in the house
  • Three Christmas ornaments, including a Lion King one that came out with the movie
  • One love letter from me, and six cards written by members of a church, wishing God’s love on Ken as he traveled to Peru (three years ago) to help build wheelchairs
  • A Boy Scout hat although none of our kids made it past Cub Scouts.
  • A small, square mirror to signal distress
  • Two giraffe wooden napkin holders (what the….)

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    We are not socks
  • Three flashlights, none with batteries
  • Two books of matches, including one from an ill-fated trip to Gatlinburg, TN (what were we thinking?) in 1993. None of the matches worked anymore
  • Handmade wallet found at yard sale in 1987 but too bulky to actually use.
  • One roman candle, just in case
  • 17 mateless socks
  • Three pairs of socks

Now that this mystery is solved, I’m thinking about bigger and better mysteries, such as what lives behind the washing machine

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