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Searching through my sock drawer, I found…

I found my glasses.

At  exactly 6:56 p.m. on February 14th, in the year of our Lord, 2013,  I was searching though my sock drawer for a pair of socks. There are many items in my sock drawer: ankle socks, thin dainty socks, heavy wool socks, long socks, three pairs of underwear, three scarfs, my mother’s frames from the 1940’s, three undershirts, and a long black plastic object.

I wanted a sock that was of a medium weight and about eight inches long to wear on my feet in my boots.  I found one of each kind in my sock drawer, but I needed two socks that were the same thickness and height. I didn’t care if they were the same color

As I was digging through the sock drawer, I found something that didn’t belong, a hard plastic case for a pair of glasses.  Time stopped for a minute, as I realized what I had in my hand.   “Was this the pair of glasses that I had asked you to help me find?”  Was the mystery solved? 

I opened the case and inside were my spare pair of glasses!

The ceiling opened in my closet and a ray of sunshine shone down on the glasses in my hand.  The Mystery of the Missing Pair of Glasses was solved. I felt like Nancy Drew.

Now I can take my red pair of frames back to the optical store to get the transitional tint taken out of them. I am The Wicked Witch of the West in a play, and I want the audience to see my eyes. I will wear the spare pair of glasses I found while they fix my red frames.

I said to my husband during the search for my glasses, “I wish someone would ask me to look in my sock drawer.” I should have just looked.  Silly me, not to listen to myself.

But then I wouldn’t have had so much fun looking under my bed, in the glove compartment of the car, in my bedside table, and under the couch cushions for my glasses.

P.S. I did find two matching socks to wear in my boots.

I found a pair of socks.

Have you ever found something that was lost?

What did you feel like when you found the lost item?

Please tell me in the comments. I would love to hear your story.


About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • Winnie

    I don’t like to wear matching socks 🙂 But I like that you found your glasses in your sock drawer 🙂

    • pamelahodges

      Hi Wininie. I like your feet.

  • lovely!

  • I lose things all the time. Usually, it’s after I stop looking that I find them. I’m so glad you found your glasses!

    • pamelahodges

      Hello Janelle. I can only find something when I don’t need it. How many goat babies today?

  • I lost my wedding band. It was missing for a long time. Finally I said, “I will give $20 to the person who can find my wedding band. James dove under the couch and got it out. “I knew where it was all along,” he said.

    • pamelahodges

      Kathleen, that is so funny. Did James get the $20, or a time out?

  • I’m so glad you found them, Pamela. It reminds me of this verse. It’s one I always think about whenever I found something I’ve lost.

    “Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”
    (Luke 15:8-10)

    • pamelahodges

      Thank you Anastacia, I was happy to find my glasses. A beautiful verse. I can imagine the angels singing when someone tells Jesus they are sorry.