Sunday, April 8, 2012
I love a good story...
I love a good story. This one starts with me wandering into this Marine Supply in Anacortes WA... just because it looked interesting, which is was...it is very old, in fact it is the oldest Marine Hardware store on the west coast. Lots of dusty bins filled with all kinds of things that I didn't know what they were. I saw a sign that read "Boot Socks 35 Cents a pair or 3 for a dollar" They looked really old, but new and I couldn't believe that bargain of a price. Like it was still the original price and they had never gone up. I was actually more interested in the label for a collage than the socks themselves but thought they would be good for slippers.
Apparently not all were removed. Jump ahead 50 years to the 1990's when the Marine supply acquires these socks from a Navy surplus. A woman buys some and when she gets home finds one of the names and addresses in the pair she buys. She writes the girl, now an older woman who still lives on the same street but in a different house! The recipenet of the letter brings it to her down the street. Somehow the news gets ahold of this and the purchase is traced back to the Marine Supply in Anacortes!
That was the best 35 cents I have ever spent!