Your Free Gift

Your Free Gift

    “Free” is the most appealing word in our language. Admittedly it got my attention on a recent mailer from an area hospital. “Your free gift is enclosed” it said in big words. Maybe a coupon for free angioplasty I pondered ripping open the envelope.     Boy was I disappointed to learn the …

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Candy Hearts

Candy Hearts

Enjoy this sweet treat of a past My Odd Sock…..     Everyone adores the little candy hearts so popular this time of year. In fact, Neeco, the world’s renowned Sweetheart manufacturer, has been making them & sharing love since 1902! The touching phrases found on each heart have changed over the years, but they …

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Over/Under

Over/Under

  In sports betting the “over/under” is a popular wager. Mind you, I am not a gambler but over/under is so easy to explain even I understand. For example if a predicted score has been set at “10” the bettors can wager if the actual score will be higher or lower than that number. And …

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Downright Lazy

Downright Lazy

  Eh, don’t get me started. All these current trends and new fangled technologies. I’m a 55 year-old fuddy-duddy who doesn’t know a Kardashian from a Gregorian. I remember the days when telemarketers were living, breathing humans–NOT robots.  And with all this online shopping, I know my UPS driver better than the store clerk. Convenience …

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I Have Changed

I Have Changed

    “I have changed.  I am a different person now than before I was diagnosed.  My personality has changed.  The old me is coming back.  Slowly, but.  That’s part of the reason my wife and I are getting a divorce.” “How long have you been married?” she asked. “Thirty years.  We are high school …

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Kids Will Be Kids

Kids Will Be Kids

    A story was told of kids being kids. This one about when differences arose on the playground. “It’s MY turn.  You already had one.” “Na uh, you’re cheating!” “Am not!”   Most disputes are  settled quickly and play resumes because there is only so much time till recess ends. On this day however …

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Overdue: The Return of the MS Bookmobile

Overdue: The Return of the MS Bookmobile

    Time once again to curl up and read a classic novel with an MS plot. The MS Bookmobile has returned! Chocked full of new titles about your favorite chronic disease. Check out these great reads…..   “Mobility Dick” by Herman Melville “Fire And Fury: The Feeling in my Body” by Michael Wolff “MS …

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Resolutions Really?

Resolutions Really?

    Happy 2019 to you! What would be the lamest idea for the first post of the new year? Resolutions, of course. Honestly I don’t make new years resolutions.  And neither should you. Here’s why. Resolutions are a waste of time & energy because they are rarely achieved and meant to be broken.   …

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MS-A-Caroling

MS-A-Caroling

  ‘Tis the holiday season and not even multiple sclerosis can sour the spirit here at My Odd Sock!   Let’s add a sprinkle of MS to our favorite Christmas songs. Join in & sing loudly as we go “MS-A-Caroling”…..     Sung to the tune of: “O Christmas Tree”   O  A-F-O, O  A-F-O, …

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Dude, Where’s My Small Car?

Dude, Where’s My Small Car?

  2018 has not been kind to the small car. Back in April, Ford announced plans to eliminate all models except for the Mustang, SUVs & trucks. Just last week General Motors did the same. Chrysler shut down the Dodge Dart.  While, VW will sqwish the Beetle come next year.   All this news crams …

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Making it official.