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Team spirit: Jay Johnson and his 'wooden Americans' bring new vigor to a nostalgic art form

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By MICHAEL GRANBERRY / The Dallas Morning News [email protected] As a shy, dyslexic kid growing up in Abernathy, Texas, Jay Johnson had trouble fitting in. via Quick

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Sally Collins

Edmond, OK

#1 Mar 9, 2008
I've been researching a story that I remember as a child. I remember a "man" who was very large, with a very large head. He was child like, I suppose he was mentally challenged, and his head was very large. My father said that this guy had two brains and that after the guy died, his body would go to science for study. Dad was always watching the guy when he would play with us because the guy didn't know he wasn't three years old and Dad didn't want him to hurt us. I couldn't remember the guy's name, so I would appreciate any information that anyone can give me. my e-mail is [email protected] if you want to send me the information. I moved away from Abernathy in 1966, when I was 14. My family lived in the first house at Tuco for 10 years of my life.
Bubbabean

United States

#2 May 7, 2008
Sally Collins wrote:
I've been researching a story that I remember as a child. I remember a "man" who was very large, with a very large head. He was child like, I suppose he was mentally challenged, and his head was very large. My father said that this guy had two brains and that after the guy died, his body would go to science for study. Dad was always watching the guy when he would play with us because the guy didn't know he wasn't three years old and Dad didn't want him to hurt us. I couldn't remember the guy's name, so I would appreciate any information that anyone can give me. my e-mail is [email protected] if you want to send me the information. I moved away from Abernathy in 1966, when I was 14. My family lived in the first house at Tuco for 10 years of my life.
Sally, the man's name was Jake. I can't remember his last name. I lived in Abernathy until 1984. I know that there was a Jake Hickinbotham there. I think that was a different man however. If I remeber right Jake Hickinbotham ran a gas station and had a hair lip.

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