O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Sole Mates and Surgery

 

February 14, 2019

Dorothy Rosby

I used to keep the partners of every sock my family ever lost on the off chance that someday their sole mates would return. It was wishful thinking, considering some of them probably went missing while we were living in our last house, and we left there more than 20 years ago.

Then an acquaintance needed socks for a craft project, so I gave her some and tossed the rest, and it felt good to be rid of them. But it's a law of the universe, as reliable as gravity, that shortly after you finally dispose of something, even something you haven't used in years, you'll suddenly wish you had it.

I ha...



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