The $100 socks

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Terry Fristad almost got the long socks. Then he changed his mind and got the short socks instead. Good thing, as he ended up getting an unexpected bonus when he returned home from his shopping trip to the Keizer Safeway last Sunday. “I’m telling everyone I got a $100 pair of socks,” Fristad said with a laugh. Fristad and his wife Kay were on the way back from visiting Fristad’s 90-year-old mom on April 27 when they stopped off at the Safeway on River Road. “While I’m looking around, I see a rack with some socks,” Fristad recalled the next day. “I don’t typically go to the grocery store for socks, but I had noticed last week I was short on socks. I was going to buy the tall socks, but I decided with summer coming, I would get a package of short socks.” As the couple finished putting the groceries away at home, Fristad, 67, took the label off the socks. “I saw some money fall off,” he said. “I thought it was a dollar bill. I thought my wife may have dropped it. Then I looked again. I said, ‘It’s a $100 bill.’ I thought maybe it was a fake. But I took a closer look and saw it wasn’t fake. It was a real $100 bill.” Fristad vaguely recalled a...

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