William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.  (WHISPERING PINES REALTY)

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Raymond E. Camp
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The dryer ate the other one or maybe it was the washer but it is missing and cannot throw out a good sock!

Dec 23, 2015 09:53 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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What Bob Crane said!

Dec 23, 2015 08:08 PM
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Bob Crane
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So that we can keep the other foot warm.

Dec 23, 2015 01:32 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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In old folklore, St Nick threw 3 gold coins into a poor family's window. One landed in a freshly-washed stocking hung on the mantle to dry.

Dec 23, 2015 10:26 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Our grand children hang several socks thinking Santa will fill all socks hanging at fire place......

 

Dec 23, 2015 08:39 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Raymond E. Camp has my answer and he got here first.

Dec 24, 2015 01:06 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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I hang one for each family member

 

Dec 23, 2015 08:40 PM
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That's a very good question.  I don't know the answer.

Dec 23, 2015 06:02 PM
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 Good morning William. I don't understand why one sock either. I go to a lot of houses and there are several hung on the mantle.

Dec 23, 2015 05:16 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
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Candice A. Donofrio shared the folklore behind it. Fun question, William Feela

Dec 23, 2015 04:14 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I don't know but we no longer hang stockings on the fireplace since the kids are all gone.

Dec 23, 2015 12:05 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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We don't do just one sock.  We do one for each person.  But they aren't socks we would ever wear!

Dec 23, 2015 11:18 AM
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Stefan Winter
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That I do not know, will you be sharing the answer in the future or is it just something you are pondering on yourself?

Dec 23, 2015 10:46 AM
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Michael J. Perry
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The other one has a hole in it ???

Dec 23, 2015 10:37 AM
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Debbie Laity
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I would be happy to hang more as long as someone would fill them with good things. 

Dec 23, 2015 09:42 AM
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Mary Yonkers
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Because we can't find the other one. Must have gotten eaten by the dryer.  Merry Chri

Dec 23, 2015 09:22 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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That's a great question, but I have no clue!

Dec 23, 2015 09:14 AM
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Kelly Hagglund
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I just figured it was because one sock always goes missing... Might as well use a single sock than waste a pair!

Dec 23, 2015 09:01 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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William,
I’ve not heard of the one sock practice. We have one for every family member.

Dec 23, 2015 08:07 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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William,

I have not seen the one sock version.  I have seen many socks on the fireplace for each member of the family including the dog and cat.  A

Dec 23, 2015 08:05 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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William Feela - I am sure there is a story behind this, too. I do see some interesting answers, though...lol!

Dec 24, 2015 02:48 PM
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Vern Eaton
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Maybe it is one legged people who started this

Dec 24, 2015 11:45 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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The other got stolen by the dryer gnomes.

Dec 24, 2015 08:18 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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See we were losing socks even before dryers! 

Dec 24, 2015 07:57 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
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The other one was lost...........

Dec 24, 2015 01:41 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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If gifts did come in socks from Santa, if this was all real...people would hang burlap sacks

Dec 23, 2015 11:10 PM
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Joan Cox
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I have not heard of hanging just one sock.

Dec 23, 2015 11:07 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Don't know! We have four hung, one for each

Dec 23, 2015 10:35 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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No one likes gluttony?

Dec 23, 2015 10:04 PM
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Nina Hollander
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I have no idea... maybe the other sock is lost? I did not grow up hanging socks and never had a fireplace, either, as a child.

Dec 23, 2015 09:56 PM