The12DaysOf Fishmas Day12

December 28, 2009


On the twelfth day of Fishmas ole Socmo gave to me… one fabulous Socmo Twelve Days Of Fishmas Poster suitable for framing and now available at a retailer near you… eleven crustaceans griping… ten dolphins leaping… nine crabs a dancing… eight fish a flipping… seven seahorse swimming… six long nose fishies…

…five octopuses…

…four yellow fish …three lobsters …two dim sea turtles …and a clown fish in a blue sea…

The Comments

Dennis Jones

…ok Don, time for you and your clan to put this to music…


Yes Virginia, there is a Socmo..

Dennis Jones

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old… Some of my little friends say there is no Socmo. Papa says, if you see it on BROTHER JONES, it’s so. Please tell me the truth… is there a Socmo?


VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except [what] they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Socmo. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Socmo. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Socmo! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Socmo, but even if they did not see Socmo coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Socmo, but that is no sign that there is no Socmo. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Socmo! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.


WOW! That is awesome.I would like a poster of that! LOL!

Don Jones

I feel bad for doubting SocMo’s existence and not leaving out some bananas and RedBull for him. On a side note, stupid Colts coach… I Christmas wished for an undefeated Colts season. Not in the Catan cards I guess.


Wow,, Thems some big words.. Had to break out the diktionery on some of um.. Well said!!

The “Ripleys” Guy

Brings a tear to your eye!

Doug Jones

I’m bummed… Ol’ Socmo left a lump of coal in my stocking…


I didn’t get my Shark for Fishmas either Doug. But thats not what Fishmas is about.. Didn’t you read your brothers post?

Dennis Jones

…you should see what Socmo left in my FISHMAS stocking… I’m pretty sure it was fresh seafood, but by the time Fishmas morning rolled around it was kinda just a sock full of mush…