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Thread: Long Distance 'Family' visit...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Southern Georgia

    Long Distance 'Family' visit...

    Inviting Larry to stop by the shop for a visit during his road trip reminded me of something...

    Denise and I had the absolute pleasure of having our dear friends Kurt and Lois Chalmers visit the shop recently. I think they now hold the record for the longest travel to come see the shop. They came all the way from Saskatoon, Canada!

    It did happen:

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    During their visit, we got to talking about spinny stuff and all the pens I've made for clients recently. Both Kurt and Lois were interested in seeing the process, so what could I do but oblige...?

    Aside from the sunburn they got here, they also brought home a few custom pens, and a bracelet helper for their daughter:

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    Ambonya Burl for Lois, Deer antler for Kurt, and an exotic Acrylic for their daughter. (The green Box Elder Burl is Denise's. I couldn't leave her out, now could I? )

    Kurt really enjoyed the turning much so that he's now talking about getting a lathe! Another person falling into the abyss...

    Sorry for not posting this earlier. And thanks again to Kurt and Lois for coming to visit...

    - Marty -
    Fivebraids, Inc.
    When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do…

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Except for the hairy faced guys, nice looking group of people there.
    Those are some fine pens 'n things.
    Glad y'all had a nice visit.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan

    Talking resent the slur

    hey us furry folk are here to remind ya where your roots came from,, back in the goodole days i mean b4 razors and having to shave to be politcally correct heck the word political wasnt even invented then we woulda fit right in..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    what a motley lookin` crew
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Wisconsin Dells, WI
    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Walsh View Post
    They came all the way from Saskatoon, Canada!

    It did happen:

    - Marty -
    OK, I can't help it Marty.

    Where's the picture of the balloon they came in on?

    I mean they're from Saskatoon.

    They musta come in on the noon balloon right?

    Or doesn't it operate anymore?


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario
    Now Karl,

    Saskatoon is no worse a name than Chattanooga.

    Of course, I still have no idea how to pronounce Puyallup.

    Now just put away that atlas of Newfoundland, no fair looking at those town names!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    I dated a gal from chattanooga once... learned that all these years I'd pronounced my own name 'wrong'... thast it wa reallly Neyud. It was a short lived Romjance. more's the pity.

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