I find Garrison Keillor’s predilection for red socks curious (and get more blog traffic from that topic than any other), but until recently hadn’t sought an explanation. Lo and behold, this answer should not surprise us.
In Ken Burns’ recent documentary on Mark Twain, I noted that Twain always wore red socks with his white tuxedo. I’m wondering, Garrison, since you are fond of Mark Twain, are your red socks a tribute to Mark Twain? Just wondering.
Palo Alto, CA
Dear Lorraine, I’ve been wearing red socks so long I forget if they are a tribute to him or Studs Terkel or who. I wear them because I own so many pairs sent to me by people who read somewhere that I wear red socks and it’d be a shame to waste them. Such is the force of public opinion.