Originally Posted by pscates2.0
BTW, I was all about those socks too back in the day. I was obsessed with them, and getting as many colors as I could find (and beg my Mom to buy)...blue, red, green and yellow, in various stripe thicknesses. Every picture of me from about six to 11-years-old, there I am in tube socks up to my knees, some some of iron-on decal ringer T-shirt - "Starsky & Hutch"
and, of course, a "Star Wars" character or two - and some sort of ridiculous pair of shorts (green with white piping, sky blue cut-offs, retina-scorching red with a drawstring, etc.).
I was a mess.
Yes, indeed. It was like a uniform. Summer shorts used to be school pants cut-offs.
Those socks were not all that high tech, were they. The cotton was hard, they lost their shape, the elastic used to give here and there. HOLES IN THE TOES. A fresh pack was always welcomed.