The Vine: October 4, 2013
Hello! I am looking for socks.
Thick socks, to be precise. I work out on my elliptical, and I've found that my feet don't cramp as much if I am wearing only socks instead of shoes. However, my elliptical has those raised-bump things on the pedals, and they hurt with regular socks.
I am looking for thickness around the ball and heel of the foot, especially the ball. Most thick socks I've tried tend to stretch thin on the balls of the feet, thus defeating the purpose.
I have tried the toe shoes (where the toes goes into their own little slot), but my toes are shaped funky and I had difficulty getting them to slide in without hurting them, plus they're pretty expensive.
Inexpensive would be best, but I would be willing to shell out a bit more for good, thick socks.
Hate wearing shoes
Hi Sars and the Nation,
So, this would have been the late 1970s (yah, I'm old!), and I think I got it through my midwestern elementary school's Scholastic Book Order thingy. It must be set in England, though I don't think I got that at the time, because it deals with children being sent out of the city, along with gas masks, during World War II. Somehow I think the main character, a girl with blond hair, was somehow also an orphan?
Anyway, at the train station she ran into a girl who looked like her, and for whatever reason they decided to switch places. I believe she settles in with two older women (sisters..?) and after a "period of adjustment" is quite happy with them, learns a lot, etc. etc. I believe that years later she meets up with the other girl and realizes she got the better deal. Halp! And thank you!
Still Loves The Scholastic Book Club
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