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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thornton P. Knowles On Childhood Possessions

Growing up in West Virginia I had four prize possessions: a few baseball cards, a harmonica, a pocketknife, and a Duncan yo-yo. I liked the bubblegum more than the cards, couldn't play the harmonica, didn't have a practical use for the knife, and stunk at yo-yoing. Still, I loved those things.

Thornton P. Knowles


  1. How on Earth did poor Thornton survive without PS4 and Instagram? If he were a child today, his parents would be prosecuted and probably shot for child neglect.

  2. Yes, things have really changed and I'm not sure for the better.

  3. Well just call me Madame Ambivalence. So much to love in *now* but so much not to love! For instance, I love love LOVE having the world at my fingertips, and being able to read like this!