"It's Still There" - Emiel Van Egdom, 1989
For those of you who have been dying for an update to an earlier story, here you go!
Following quite a few days of disappointment, I spotted the blue sock again this morning. Yes, it's out of the tree and is now on the path, resting on a plastic shopping bag.
Did somebody take it off the tree limb, carry it off, and then reject it -- throwing both it and its carrier bag back down on the path? Or did the sock make its own way over to the discarded bag, hoping against hope that somebody would take pity on them both and take them home?
I shall, of course, keep you posted!