Day 318 : monkey


Sandy: My friend, JC, hasn’t been feeling good lately. She had one of those things that snowballed out of control to the point where she was in and out of ER many times. The last time she had something of serious concern, her friends cajoled her with various sock monkeys. It lifted her spirits because they reminded her of her mom who was always making these adorable stuffed animals as gifts. My son, as a baby, was a lucky recipient of one. Over twenty years later, he still thinks it’s awfully cool. Stuffed exotic animals in the Victorian era and during the New Imperialism period were made as tales about Africa were told back home, stories of monkeys being one of them. Around 1932, the Nelson Knitting Company added the trademarked red heel to its socks and called them Rockford Red Heel Socks. During the depression, the worn out red-heeled socks were used to make the stuffed animals. This post is for my friend and her mom.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.


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