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Watch The Toy Grandma Made Wins Over a New Generation
July 18, 1999|ELAINE GALE | TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 50 years ago, women used to make toy monkeys out of socks to keep their kids company because many toys were too darn expensive. Now, nostalgia has catapulted the homemade monkeys back into people's hearts.
There are hundreds of sock monkey World Wide Web sites on the Internet--from cheeky to reverent--where owners reminisce about owning a monkey 'just like Grandma used to make.'"