This rain and chill in the air remind me of some other neighbors, just over the mountains and east of here in McDowell County West Virginia.
A flock member whose family hails from McDowell, shared with us the need children of this community have for socks. All too frequently large numbers of children have shoes to wear but no socks, all winter long.
These kids are NOT attempting to bring Crocket and Tubbs - Miami Vice fashions to the hill country...no, socks are just not at the top of their families list of priorities.
McDowell County has already had their frost this season. The average snowfall for Iaeger, WV runs between 45 and 59 inches a season...all without socks.
Needless to say (but when has that ever stopped me) we are collecting children's socks along with blankets and wraps. We hope to be able to stuff each pair with Christmas treats and personal messages of love and hope.
So on this chilly rainy Monday I am ever so grateful for socks, may I never take them for granted again.
How about you?