Some of us can instantly recall their most precious or loved possession while relics like me have to delve deeply into the abys and recesses of gray matter to find that single trove of joy. For me, was not to be a favorite Schwinn bike or Radio-Flyer cart…
Luckily, my dear wife just popped in and handed me one such object from her trinket box, my Joseph Rodgers folding-knife. The other was my late Grandpa’s watch which was stolen in a burglary several years ago.
This is the first Joseph Rodgers folding-knife I had ever laid my eyes on at Joe’s Barbershop where my Dad used to take us for our monthly hair-cuts. Joe McCauley allowed me to pay off the $1-00 asking price over several installments from my meager pocket money earnings. I was 8 years old and that was all of 60 years ago. Guess who weathered time better?
I was so inspired by knifemaking craftsmanship, I went on to make knives and gun- stocks many years later. My brand name was Fish-Eagle.
Did you have a precious childhood possession?