Monday, November 9, 2009

Sock Sale 2009

In Osage, IA each year (this year held on November 6-8), the Osage Rotary holds a Sock Sale. My Husband introduced me to this phenomenon which was located in his backyard while growing up. He invited me on a little outing to the Sock Sale (unbeknownst upon acceptance of the invitation, it included lunch at "Teluwut" and a LOT of interesting tidbits about My Husband's childhood).

Sokkgirl attended her first Sock Sale.

There were tables and tables and tables of Fox River Mills Socks for sale. The prices were $1 per pair of unlabeled socks (socks with no label band), $2 for socks with a FRM sock band and $3 for pairs with other sock band labels (which included bags with TWO pairs of socks in them). This pricing was all pretty much a mystery to a first-time attendee (me) until you hit check-out.

Socks were in boxes on tables and under tables.

There was an organizational system of Women's Medium and Large and Men's Medium and Large and Extra Large. And, there were boxes off to one side that had absolutely no organizational system. This is where I found some true treasures.

This was My Husband toting the goods after the sale.

My Friends, $39 for the load!

Oh, I almost forgot. Fox River Mills is possibly The Home of The Sock Monkey Sock (another blog post).

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