My husband HATES Sock Monkeys! He always told me the story of a toy made for him when his father was stationed at Elmendorf AFB. Said it scared him & scarred him for life. Miss Monty, a family friend, was quite crafty, so for 25 years, I have thought "just how bad can a little sock monkey be?"
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While helping his mom put the Christmas stuff back up in attic, she asked he bring down a trunk. And low & behold look what they found in it!
Oh. and this sock monkey? Tom says it has a date with our cannon or 45-70! BOOM!