Bookmarks, used books, and time machines

‘Snooks,’ Only 3, Learns to Knit’

1941 bookmark

I love finding old newspaper clippings in used books, and this is by far the best I’ve found. The 1941 clipping is all about Snooks, a precocious 3-year-old knitting phenom who lived at 222½ Duck Street in Stillwater Oklahoma.

Since she learned to knit a week and a half ago, she’s found time to complete several inches of a bright blue snow-suit jacket for her doll, Rachel.

The whole story goes on like that. I can’t imagine a human interest story like this taking up so much space in a paper today, or at any time in my life for that matter.

I wonder where Snooks is now. She would be 75. If she’s still around I hope she’s still knitting away.

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