Sock it to me

Welcome to “Life and Random Thinking” – I have included some links today for readers to hop to other internet pages for more information on some topics. 

Thank you for your interest in my blog!, your ideas and feedback are welcome- David



Sat here one morning looking down at Skaha Lake (north end) – a different view perspective ♥

It’s spring in the Okanagan valley, but when it comes to rain 

‘Sock it to me”

In the Okanagan valleysnow is melting and the creeks are flowing heavy down into the lakes.  As the weather improves so will the lake temperature but only the bravest dip their toes, or anything else into the lakes, until at least mid-June.

Light rain this morning in the valley means my grass is looking lush and forest green. Even the hills of this dry valley are enjoying a little green instead of their normal desert brown.  This extra rain I hope will translate into a summer that will have fewer forest fires.  Forest fires and smoke have terrorized the valley in some of the recent years.


‘Sock it to me”

was a Goldie Hawn phrase, way back, wayyyy baaack in the days of the sketch comedy television show Rowan and Martin . It was on television from 1968 to 1973.

I know none of my blogging friends will remember, but you can ask your grandparents (or your spouse) about the show.  (chuckle)


‘Sock it to me”

I was putting on my shoes in the foyer with my son the other day and I spotted his two different colour socks, one blue and one grey. 

“I have a set just like those!” I pointed out jokingly.

I loved what he said next and quickly jotted it down so I could share it with you.

Different colour socks are cool. 

Why live your whole life wearing same colour socks when you go out. 

Rebel a little, so what if it seems silly to someone else.

It won’t hurt anyone. 


Perhaps Frank Sinatra sang it best in “Young at Heart

Don’t you know that it’s worth
Every treasure on earth to be young at heart
For as rich as you are
It’s much better by far to be young at heart

How wonderful it would be if now and then we just said “Look out world, different colour socks coming your way!  I’m Socking It To You! ”


About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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21 Responses to Sock it to me

  1. Dan Rowan and Dick Martin. Good old-fashioned G-rated comedy. Twiggy. Lily Tomlin (One ringy dingy, two ringy dingy, hello, is this the party to whom I’m speaking?) “The Flower” by Henry Gibson! I think I’ve proved I’m old enough!

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      You and I both are ‘seasoned” enough to remember. Do you remember some of the other series – The Smothers Brothers? Glen Campbell Show, or Sonny and Cher? Thanks for the smile your comment enclosed with it. – David

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  2. bekitschig says:

    I used to have a little crush on my Chemistry teacher. He was the confused kind that wore different colored socks 😉

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Aww,, that’s so cute! I used to have a collection of slugs. Not slimy, they were made from mahogany and some were recycled glass beautiful glass, artwork really. LOL (check out Mayne Island Glass Foundry) Thanks so much for commenting and visiting. – David

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  3. Sandra J says:

    What a view Dave, just beautiful. Yes, I have no problem being different sometimes. It can be so much fun. But, I was never one to go along with the crowd. Different is beautiful. 🙂

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  4. Lynn says:

    I know I might be aging myself but I totally remember Sock it to me! I may have even had a shirt with that on it😉.

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  5. I can still picture Goldie Hawn giggling throughout the show, and all the Sock It To Me banter thrown out by the cast. It was a wild show in its day, and I remember it fondly. Goldie Hawn has sure come a long way.

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  6. Joni says:

    Here comes the judge! I remember too….although I don’t remember you played the judge? It was so silly, even back then in more innocent days.

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  7. It seemed like all those shows back than had real entertainment value!

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  8. Great photo of Skaha. Looking forward to seeing it again. 🙂

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  9. cupcakecache says:

    Life socks it to you and I love the ones who continue to sock it to life.

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  10. Southern Patches says:

    David, My sisters were teenagers during that time and I was very young but I remember that show. We called it Laugh In and my sisters were always watching it. Good memories. I like the idea of wearing mismatched socks then you never have to worry about pairing them when they come out of the dryer. HA!!!

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