Nothing expresses "Gratitude," like a gift of Gabby Maria Socks.
Details: Shop all Women's Socks
- Crew Length
- Sock size: 9-11; fit women's shoe size 5-10.5
- Fiber Content: 66% Rayon from Bamboo, 32% Nylon, 2% Spandex
- Sock Maker: Socksmith
Complete your sock purchase with a set of Gabby Maria Sock Locks.
Description: She did a poor job hiding the damage, but under the circumstances of her captivity, it was the best she could do. Before departing for duty as a nurse for a M.A.S.H unit – Mobil Army Surgical Hospital, her commanding officer had given her group a rousing, patriotic speech that gave her a true meaning of pride, duty and service to country and ended his talk with the Latin words, “Non illigetemum carborundum.” She was assigned to Manila in the Philippines and was taken prisoner when the Japanese invaded the islands. In the prison camp she was assigned to, someone had inscribed the words “Non illigetemum carborundum” over the latrine door. Years later back in North Carolina and a successful real estate agent, she adopted the Latin term “Non illigetemum carborundum” as her company’s motto. Socks were one of the things she dearly missed during her days as a POW; once home, she discovered Gabby Maria Socks and now had a large collection of them. A client brought her a pair of Gabby Maria Hummingbirds Bamboo Crew Socks, and timidly asked the meaning of “Non illigetemum carborundum.” She replied, “Don’t let the Bastards grind you down.”