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Author Archives: Robert F. Knapp (1913-1994)
Night drops down with usual clam. The peaceful night birds cry. The whippoorwill reiterates song, Natures own sweet lullaby. An owl hoots, from his lofty perch, A hungry coyote whines, Nocturnal animals in search, Make chills go up one’s spine. … Continue reading
In our family’s history, few brothers were as close as Robert and Wayne Knapp. A year apart in age, and the youngest of the family for a long time, they were bound at the hip during the rough and tumble … Continue reading
In this story by Robert Knapp, he tells of when the family arrived in 1930 in Oregon as part of their Depression Era move from Wisconsin looking for work. In nineteen thirty, my mother and four brothers came west from … Continue reading
Written February 3, 1965, as part of the creative writing class taken by Robert Knapp in Lake Stevens/Everett area of Snohomish County, Washington. The Good and the Bad You have all had your portions of sorrow and pain, And have … Continue reading
This is a paper describing the trip back to Taylor Rapids, Wisconsin, by Knapp brothers, Wayne and Robert. It’s a beautiful piece that describes the now lost-to-time logging community and the landmarks that shaped their lives growing up there. It’s … Continue reading
Dated December 1, 1964, written for his mother, Emma Beatrice Primley Knapp, died 1960. My Mother She waited on me hand and foot. That’s as the saying goes. I know great care of me was took, And thanks so seldom … Continue reading
I have spoken often of how much of my youthful happiness is owed to my wonderful departed sister, Nonie. She was one in a million. She a teacher, mother, and sister to us, especially to my younger brother, Wayne, and … Continue reading
This is another childhood story by Robert F. Knapp (1913-1994), telling about his first time he and his brother, Wayne Knapp, chewed tobacco. The Clemmens/Clemens family of Kentucky are mentioned. The story takes place in July of 1925 near Taylor … Continue reading
The winter rain came down in sheets, Drenching the fields, and flooding the streets, Driven by winds that howled and screamed, Like the nightmarish plot of a devil’s dream! Oh, pity the soul without warmth of friends, With no one … Continue reading