Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

My dad bought my mom a Valentine’s Day card. In February, around Valentine’s Day, my dad called. We talked for a while about stuff: the weather, my daughter, his dog. Then he said, “I did something kind of crazy today.” “What did you do?”

In a column that I wrote almost a year ago, I discussed new socks as the key to a successful winter stimulus package. This week, in recognition of the colder temps and oncoming fall, I would like to revisit the subject of socks. Few experiences compare to putting on a thick new pair of socks, …

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