Tuesday, June 24

Found Art. Twenty Cents. At the Thrift.

"he just had a bad crying spell. Allie and Nan were here. I don't why he cried."

I love finding stuff with a story attached. I would have paid 20 cents for the card even without the needles.

And yeah, there was once a world where you could buy knitting needles at JC Penney.


  1. Anonymous7:41 PM

    That is so cool. I love vintage things, but the handwritten note adds a wonderful dimension to it.

  2. This is actually really sad. I felt some degree of remorse for the imagined situation reading the message, but was also very curious as to what the circumstances were that brought on this hastily written note. I thought for several moments as to why someone would write this kind of mote on a package. I never did think of a satisfactory explanation.

    On the other hand, I could use some circular knitting needles to navigate some of more treacherous political arguments that seem to come up during the campaign season!

  3. i saw it as an old man at a nursing home or hospital, with visitors. ahh, this story has all the openness of a poem.

    we used to have a penny's right downtown, in a wonderful old two-storey bldg with creaky wooden floors. better bargains than walmart, and durable goods too. sigh.

  4. Anonymous7:40 PM

    Maybe if joo stopped poking him with the needle, he wouldn't cry so much, eh?



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