Sunday, January 24, 2010

Glass Urinals Full of Chocolate

Epstein's EmbroideryI've been helping our friend Jori with a website for his family's wholesale hand tool store on 8th Street in downtown Kansas City. Harry J. Epstein Company was started in 1930 with Jori's great-grandfather Harry, so Jori is the fourth generation.

I sit just inside that front window at Harry's old desk working on shipping modules next to the fax machine. Representatives from tool manufactures stop in with chromatic voices and a "hello young man." The store is an 80 year experiment in good ethics that lead to good deals on good tools heavy in the hand.

For the holidays Jori's dad Steve gave many customers glass army surplus urinals (unused) full of Hershey's Kisses.

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