Lost Sock Memorial Day: Today, May 9th

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY: May 9th

HONORING ALL THE SOCKS NO LONGER WITH US TODAY

 

Socks

It's Lost Sock Memorial Day! No, really! In the universe of crazy holidays and observances, this has to be one of the oddest ever!  I just couldn't resist letting everyone know! (And in case you didn't know, yesterday May 8th, was officially "no sock" day!)

 

The idea behind Lost Sock Memorial Day is to honor all those unmatched socks in one's sock drawer, although I could find no information on who thought up this holiday. There are those who never throw out any unmatched socks hoping the matching one shows up one day. If you're one of those people why not use today to sort out all your socks and just throw out the ones that don't have a "sole mate."

 

"Sadly, my socks are like snowflakes. No two are alike."

-- Graham Parker

 

One of the great mysteries of the universe is where do those socks disappear? I'm not a big sock wearer but when I do, I always take two off as I have two feet and I don't ever wear just one sock. And yet, every so often I take washed/dried socks out of my dryer and one has gone missing. How does that happen?

 

Wondering how many socks get lost? According to a recent study about lost socks, the average person loses 1,264 socks in the wash in their lifetime. That works out to 16 pairs a year, or about $3,200 worth of socks by the time you die. Do the math and you find Americans are losing up to $10 billion in socks every year.

 

"Happiness is finding that lost sock."

-- Anonymous

 

For those of you out there who regularly lose socks, I've dug up some great information on how to organize your socks.  From Martha Stewart (who else, after all?) here's a video on organizing your sock drawer.

 

 

And did you hear? You can even send a greeting card for Lost Sock Day!  If you know someone who regularly loses socks, why not send them a card today?

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (30)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- this is cute and funny and yes, true.  I once went through our socks and discarded any that were missing a mate. Even though I started fresh, down the road, I still ended up with socks MIA. We both wear socks every day when we're out walking so we go through a lot of socks. 

May 09, 2022 10:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs hi Michael... I'm always amazed by some of the days that are observed... and yet, let's face it, who of us hasn't hunted for a sock high and low and not found it.

May 09, 2022 11:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... that sock thief sure does get around. Sort of like Santa and the tooth fairy!

May 09, 2022 11:03 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... amazing how everyone of us can come up with missing sock stories!

May 09, 2022 11:04 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Socks are kind of a PIA. When a man finds an actual pair, they usually have a hole in one...otherwise one is missing.

May 09, 2022 01:51 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty hi Jeff... I'm forever throwing out my husband's socks that have holes in them... he never seems to notice.

May 09, 2022 02:29 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina,

I had to laugh when I read this.   Over 50 years, I don't know how many socks have mysteriously disappeared.  So much so that my husband rarely wears socks except for business casual or with a suit.  He washes each pair himself not to lose any. Haha.

May 09, 2022 04:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nina:

Yep, that's an odd memorial for sure. I've been fortunate...no lost socks for quite some time.

Jeff

May 09, 2022 05:19 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We have a shrine that’s dedicated to this holiday Nina 🙂

May 09, 2022 07:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina not sure what I loved more your post or the comments on your post, I drive Diane crazy I have all different colors, patterns... etc... the days of having all black from my Military days are decades ago:)Endre

May 09, 2022 11:30 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... I don't see my husband ever washing his socks... then again, he wouldn't know if any were missing in the first place! :)

May 10, 2022 04:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeff Dowler, CRS hi Jeff... so maybe your time to lose some socks is coming? :)))

May 10, 2022 04:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS good morning, Paul.... thanks for the early morning giggle... I can just imagine all sorts of shrines to lost socks in my mind's eye.

May 10, 2022 04:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre... I love fun and interesting socks on men. Always liked to see what George Bush, Sr was wearing.

May 10, 2022 04:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Maybe that is why we see some people wearing socks that do not match.

A new trend may be in progress.

May 10, 2022 04:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

 Hi Roy... I know some people who deliberately wear socks that don't match... others that are color blind and can't match them up on their own (like my husband).

May 10, 2022 04:35 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, OK, very fun post, and had no idea there was such a day!   It is crazy you can wear them, wash them, and they disappear.

May 10, 2022 08:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... one of the great mysteries of our lifetime, for sure and it seems to be a universal problem.

May 10, 2022 08:07 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

There are some crazy "holidays" out there for sure. 

Luckily in my family, wearing mismatched socks is a common thing. Some of the kids actually prefer their socks not to match.

May 11, 2022 07:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sharon Tara hi Sharon... that's one way to solve the missing sock problem, for sure. Works for kids... don't know how much it does in a professional environment.

May 11, 2022 08:05 AM