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Friday, May 27, 2016

Time for Goodbye

Five years ago in June, as we were preparing to take that leap of faith and open our own hearing aid business, we contracted Bob Wilt (Bob's Backyard Bears) to carve us an ear for our tree stump that stood by the highway in front of our house.  Unbeknownst to us, this would turn out to be our best source of advertising.   Five years later, I rarely meet a person who does not know where the golden ear stands in the heart of LaVale.


We were sad to have to retire our biggest and best source of business success.  But.  Time and change come to us all.  And that moment comes when we have to say goodbye to the loved and familiar.




Saying goodbye is never easy...  but saying hello is!  


Say hello to our new ear(s)!  That's right.  Old faithful has been replaced only this time in a better place right in the center of the yard where it will be easier to see when the trees in front of our house are in full bloom.


 I'll be honest.  The day of arrival was a bit chaotic and we wanted to get it painted in time to include a photo in the full page Memorial Day ad that will go in the paper on Monday.  Bob, our ear guy, insisted on a nose below the ears.  And so we had to decide.  What color to paint the nose?  We wanted the ears to stand out.  I chose hot pink...  you know...  the same as a skin tone only much more vibrant and brighter.  Okay then, maybe it isn't even close.  But still, that was my thought at the time.


The pink was a no-go and we couldn't paint over it fast enough.  I know, I know.  I have been told it resembles something quite naughty...  my bad.  
And so....


I would like to introduce to you our 5-year anniversary Re-do of our golden ear.  


Gold on black really stands out and I like it.  Though I may be scolded on my lack of political correctness when I say that I think all lives matter....  

So there you have it.   Out with the old and in with the new.  In July All About Hearing will begin it's sixth big year.  My awesome God has blessed this business more than I could have ever thought possible.  I am grateful!!  

Have a beautiful and safe Memorial Day weekend, everyone!


5 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

Pepto Bismol pink wasn't going to cut it, I agree! As far as looking like something naughty - somehow, I cannot unsee that now. LOL. Did you tip it and paint the raw wood on the underside? Well, it looks very nice. I know you're proud of you achievement! Congratulations!

betty said...

Okay, I admit, my mind was in the gutter, but that's what I thought when I saw it painted pink......just saying :)

I cannot believe it has been that long since you started your own business! I remember those days of you wondering how it would go, etc. God truly has blessed your business indeed!

Love how it turned out. I was a bit sad thinking it was gone, glad it got "resurrected".

betty

Theresa said...

Goodbye to the old ear and hello to the new ones:) Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend dear friend, HUGS!

Sweet Tea said...

My eyes! My eyes!
Yes, I can imagine just what a rush you were in to "repaint".
LOL!! Thanks for the LOL!!
Glad business is going well.

TARYTERRE said...

Congrats on your new ears. looking good.