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National Lost Sock Memorial Day — Where do they go?


May 9th recognizes a fun and unique holiday, National Lost Sock Memorial Day.

It is time to say “good-bye” to all of the single socks, the ones where their mates have been lost to the unknown. Where do all the missing socks go?

Is there a washing machine heaven? These are the questions people have been trying to solve for a century.

An answer may never be found to this problem, and life will go on. How sad to have lost such a close-knit friend!

Of course, since before the dawn of Tupperware, inventors have attempted the prevention of such separation anxiety. 

Alas, if they had succeeded, mismatched socks wouldn’t be popular today.  And, we there wouldn’t be pausing to remember them every May 9th.  Today is the day to let go and move on.

HOW TO OBSERVE #LostSockMemorialDay — Clean out all of your single socks

Some ideas to celebrate this (unusual) holiday include:
• Making sock puppets
• Turn them into dust rags
• Make sock monkeys
• Fill them with beans and use them for your corn hole game
• Fill with rice and make a door stop
• Chose to never wear matched socks again

What are some of YOUR creative ways to use old socks?

Share your ideas and say your final goodbyes to your lost socks using #LostSockMemorialDay

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