Posts Tagged 'Rockford'

More Than Anyone Needs To Know About Old Pencil Sharpeners

From MadeInChicagoMuseum.com –

For many of us, the sight of an old desk-mounted, mechanical pencil sharpener brings back some high-sensory childhood memories—the thrilling turn of the crank, the low roar of rotating metal, the confusingly alluring scent of fresh cedar shavings. Maybe you were a kid in the 1930s, or, more likely, you attended a cash-strapped public school that was still using the same classroom supplies 50 years later. Either way, the odds are good that you encountered one of these durable devices made by the Automatic Pencil Sharpener Company, aka APSCO—a brand so prominent, it was like the No. 2 Pencil of pencil sharpeners.

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Man Searches For Real Father – Finds He’s Charlie Manson

The Sun reports –

Like many adopted children, Matthew Roberts set about finding his biological parents with a mix of nerves and excitement. In particular, he hoped that discovering his father’s identity would help him to work out what made him the man he had become. But nothing could have prepared him for being told his dad was… serial killer CHARLES MANSON.

Matthew grew up in Rockford, Illinois, and didn’t know he was adopted until his sister told him when he was ten. He loved his adoptive parents but always knew he was different. He says: “My parents were great people, but very conservative. “They were products of the Fifties and I didn’t relate to them. My biological parents were products of the Sixties and I take on a lot more of those characteristics.”

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