Memories of My First Jackknife

Carving is my own. I was drawn to it at an early age and reinforced positively when Dad bought Kent and I jackknives (Jason was too young). Did Mom fret that we might hurt ourselves? How I wanted to carve a ship - to create a small world of my own from a piece of wood.

Jason, Shane and Kent Wilson carving near Baddeck, N.S. Canada
Jason, Shane and Kent Wilson, carving near Baddeck, NS Canada (circa late 1960s)