Saturday, May 31, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
OLD FOLK STRING BALL 5LB OF TWINE- $ 43Those who lived through the Great Depression were probably the greatest generation of “savers” in history. Years ago, when I’d buy the contents of a home lived in for years by these folks, I’d find boxes, bags and bundles of everything from neatly ironed chewing gum and soap wrappers to jars of bottle caps and drawers filled with rubber bands and pencils worn down to an inch long.But most exciting of all were those rare times I’d find a hoard of string, not just throw in a drawer, but methodically wound into a ball that grew and grew as the decades passed. I thought I’d found my last until last week. It was in an old home near downtown Cincinnati.
It is modernism, futuristic, and antique – all rolled into one – Or should I say “wound” into one?” String has crept into the human psyche also. There are those to whom string causes panic – fear – and anxiety at the clinical level, believe it or knot. Psychiatrists call it Linonophobia.