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Thursday, December 10, 2009

And so we asked him…”what’s on your Christmas list?”

For those of you who read my blog you may have noticed that I refer to my darling husband as Mr. Brown Socks.  Until now I have never offered an explanation.


With Christmas just weeks away his title source comes to mind again. 


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A few years back many family members asked DH what was on his Christmas list.




Although he is very intelligent and has a variety of things that interest him he is indeed a very simple man.  He honestly would be content living on the land with a wood stove and his dog by his side.

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  BUT, if he wants to keep a wife, he must have a warm house too!  (oh, and maybe a few decorations!)  This one particular year every time someone asked him what he wanted for Christmas time and time again he would say “brown socks!”  Wanting little, he is indeed a hard man to buy for. 


Finally I had a thought.  I secretly told every family member to buy him a pair of brown socks to wrap for under the tree.  We open gifts one at a time, so each time around he would open up another pair of brown socks!  After about the fourth pair, he had a huge grin on his face as he was catching on that he was getting his wish!  Santa even put multiple packs of brown socks in his stocking!  He ended up with seventeen pairs of brown socks.  I think that was four years ago and he is still wearing some of them.  He hasn’t asked for socks since!  LOL!



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He did get some other gifts just so you know!



Mr Brown Socks


Oh, by the way Mr. Brown Socks,

Happy Birthday Honey!!


Its So Very Cheri said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Brown Socks.

Love the story.


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I remember the Brown Socks story, and every time you mention his "name," it makes me smile. :)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I love this story!!!

Lou Cinda

Anonymous said...

What a cute story and it looks like he has every shade of brown there is!!! Happy Birthday to Mr. Brown Socks.

southerninspiration said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. B Socks!!! :)
Love this story!
and he's cute, Donna! :-)


Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

How cute is that! Maybe he needs some black ones now! Hope his birthday is grand! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Brown socks ha ha!! too funny...great story Donna...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. Brown Socks! Great story!


Melissa Miller said...

LOL! I love this cute story Donna!

Happy Birthday to your hubby! :)

stitching under oaks said...

that is priceless! Happy Birthday Mr. Brown Socks...may your feet always be warm!

Becca's Dirt said...

Happy Birthday Brown Socks Hubby. What a cute story.