Oh Vera, you are great...lol. Re the socks....my mother does exactly the same, but I have never been a sock wearer either. The ideal comprimise has been cashmere socks! I love'em. They don't wear very well though :(
Your family sound so vibrant and enthusiastic, I imagine you all together and think it will be a wonderful weekend for you and Lou.
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