“Its was one eccentricity. The pantyhose, he said, had the properties of a good-luck charm.” Henry Dobbins is a very superstitious character, as he believes that the pantyhose of his girlfriend are lucky. While a piece of cloth cannot hold supernatural powers this theory can easily be debunked. However the pantyhose represent more than just good luck, they represent home and comfort. Reminding him of how home was, it pushes Dobbins to keep moving forward, because the power of memories is one that cannot be dampened.