Black Socks and Garden Clogs

by illimitableoceanofinexplicability

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“Black socks and garden clogs

the old man is not sleeping

Black socks and garden clogs

over the dead child we are weeping”

– From ‘When We Wore Black Socks and Garden Clogs’

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“It sends a shiver down my spine to see ’em”!

That is exactly, word for word, what I ‘exclaimed’ upon seeing ‘black socks and garden clogs’ worn together for the first time since the end of the war. And, it was even longer before that when I had myself worn them. Back in those days when the flags still waved and countless magnets did plead from the backs of automobiles that we support, and pray for our men and women fighting far away. Oh, yes, our resolve was unwavering then and proclaimed proudly by those of us who wore the black socks and garden clogs.

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