Why do we love what we do? The picture above answers that question for us. In our business, it is not always about the "stuff" or the "thing." Many times it is about the memories. Helping families preserve these memories is without a doubt the most special part of our jobs.
Without the desire of our customers to fix and preserve these memories, many of which are busted into many pieces, they would probably be on a curb somewhere waiting for the garbage truck. With it, goes a piece of family history.
Just a few of the examples are rockers that our customer or their parents were rocked in when they were a baby. The crib they were laid in when brought home from the hospital. The trunk carried to this country by an immigrant Great Great Grandfather. A dining table that has been around for 75 years of dinner time conversation. The piano your grandmother learned to play on and taught our customer on to name a few.
The question arises, "is it worth it" when deciding to have a piece of family history restored. The answer lies with you, because it is hard to put a price tag on the history associated with these items. It is hard to put a value on the memories you enjoy going back to a place when you were a kid and recalling those special memories of a family member who has passed. One of the real treats is when we find family pictures long lost in the back of the piece. A couple weeks ago, we found a picture in the back of dresser from approximately 25 years ago that was our customer and a sibling when they were little bitties with their dad. Another dresser contained a picture of our customer with George Jones from probably the 80's. Coincidentally, we found that the week of his (Jones) death. And those are just a couple neat examples of how history plays a cool part in our business.
What piece have you been hanging on to for years asking yourself, "is it worth it"? Call us today for a free evaluation of the possibility of bringing that special past into your present.
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