Hi, this is Cross Munson, Dad's son. I was born in 2009, but when I was 9 years old I designed this lightweight leather backpack because Dad's backpacks and satchels were too heavy for me. A couple of years ago, I asked Dad if I could design a backpack that was lightweight and he said that I could if I made it strong and with no breakable parts. So I designed this lightweight leather backpack a lot like my old favorite canvas backpack that I carried all over the place. That one had elastic on it, but Dad said I couldn't use any zippers or elastic or anything that could break. I made the shoulder straps wide and kind of padded so they would be comfortable and I made it with d-rings to close the pockets and a drawstring to close the backpack. My mom and sister carry my backpacks on trips and really like them. I think you'll like this backpack a lot. You should buy one.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
12" x 14 ¼ x 5 ¼"
Weight: 1.8 lbs
The Story of Rumplepigskin - By Cross Munson
Once upon a time there was a young girl who was beautiful. So beautiful was the girl that the king wanted to give her father money for her. Her father was a poor miller and needed the money, so he lied to the king that his daughter could spin wheat into gold, to get extra money. So the king paid a lot of money and took the girl. Soon he told her that he would lock her in the wheat room and would not let her out until she spun all of it into gold. The girl tried to tell the king she could not do it but the king told her to do it anyways.
She cried and cried and cried until a curious talking pig, named Rumplepigskin, waddled up to her and said, "I will spin that wheat into gold if you steal me some and let me eat it." The girl was very amazed at this ugly waddling talking pig and she told him she would. So that night she slept and when she woke up it was all gold! The king checked up on her and was amazed. He said, "If you can spin wheat into gold then turn this large chunk of copper into diamonds."
She became worried that the weird waddling pig would not be able to do that, but again she cried and cried and cried until Rumplpigskin showed up. He said,'' I will turn this into diamonds if you give me your firstborn son's name." So she agreed that she would do that and then Rumplpigskin farted on the copper and it turned into diamond. The next morning, the king came in and was super surprised that she did that and made her his wife. Next year they had a baby boy.
The young queen forgot about her deal and went on a walk. She somehow felt drawn to the pigs so she went there and soon she was face to face with Rumplpigskin. He was very mad about his deal and said, " You have tricked me so I will kill your son!" Good thing the queen always carried her trusty knife with her and knew how to skin a pig. So she killed Rumplpigskin and they all ate really really good bacon in the royal hall and got a made a really nice lightweight leather backpack and Hog Sacks out of his skin.