Christmas Pap

A Gift from Long Ago

Schrade old timer fixed blade belt knife The other day The Deer Hunter showed me a knife he’s really proud of. Paul gifted him the knife, but that wasn’t the first time it was gifted to someone. Pap was the Men’s Sunday School teacher at church for over 40 years. At Christmas the class would take up a collection and get Pap a present. About 30 years ago they gifted him with a knife set. The set contained a Schrade…

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September 2, 1945

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Cherry Bounce

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