Valerie and I were able to take some time off over the Labor Day weekend and do a quick road trip to Omaha and Kansas City. I haven't been back to either in a few years. I grew up in KC and went to undergrad / grad in Omaha, Creighton University. Both places have sparked long-lasting and true friendships that have stood the test of time. I packaged a few of my custom shaving brushes with me to give out to friends along the way.
When I broke them out to give to them, each of their faces were priceless! They knew what they were, but why was I giving it to them. And a better looking face when I told them I actually made it in my own shop. More than priceless. They all three were grateful and were willing to try them out. That's all I could ask of them. It was great to give them a momento prior to my return to Colorado.
I'm looking forward to the feedback from my three friends. Like I said, sometimes friends are just as good as family! Kudos to Karlton, Gary and Mark......
BTW... still waiting to hear from Mr. Bill and his new shaving brush experience?