Socks and Sandals

socks and sandals

True or false: the first time I met my (future) wife Michelle I was wearing socks and sandals.

True.

While she loves to mock me about it now, I always remind her that apparently she was attracted to the man sporting the bold fashion statement. I recently came across this post that described an archeological find in 2010 that unearthed a shocking reality: the Romans wore socks and sandals. Here is a quote from it:

The rust on nails from one 2,000-year-old sandal unearthed at the site clearly shows the impression of material fibres. It is the oldest evidence ever found of the existence of socks.

One researcher said: “They may have shaped the world as we know it, but this just goes to show the Romans didn’t have much style.”

We’ve all made a few decisions we’d like to go back and change. Unfortunately for the Romans, their socks and sandals have followed them. The rest of us will be haunted by all of those digital images we capture constantly. It’s a good reminder for us all not to take ourselves too seriously. Life is too short for it.

Question: what is something you once had that is laughable today?

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Jeremy Jernigan

This is the personal blog of Jeremy Jernigan husband, father, executive pastor, and student of truth

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Dan King

about 2 years ago

Ha! I never saw socks and sandals back east in Boston my whole life. I moved out here 12 years ago and saw them everywhere. I never got it. If I see it on a person in sweatpants at a Walgreens, ok I get that, but in real public? ah...no! Something that are laughable now? Pegged pants? Z Cavaricci pants? Oh Lord! Dan the Sax Man

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jeremy

about 2 years ago

Nice, thanks Dan!

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John

about 2 years ago

I remember showing up at your house right after getting outta jail and realizing that a new person was invited that week to join our small group. When all the laughing was said and done (at me) I must have made a decent enough first impression cause eventually the new girl married me. Oooooh the good times from our past. Lol.

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jeremy

about 2 years ago

You've made a few lasting impressions on us John...

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Michellej

about 2 years ago

John, I didn't know that was her first small group!!! Oh goood times! To be fair to Jeremy...he was at band practice wearing socks and sandals...not out and about. It was his confidence wearing those sandals that attracted me to him!

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jeremy

about 2 years ago

That's right!

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John

about 2 years ago

So your sayin those weren't his steppin out sandals. Lol. Its always fun hearing couples first impressions/meetings of each other.

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Margie Pennington

about 2 years ago

Hey Jeremy, when I was in high school (it was the 60's ~ stop laughing) we had sock hops and that what we ALL wore to the school dances. Talk about nerdy, huh!

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