Last weekend marked the anniversary of the tornado that touched down in Conway and damaged or destroyed several buildings, including the 19th-century barn that housed our business. On Sunday February 25, 2018 the Conway Historical Society held a special meeting to allow residents to share memories of the tornado and its aftermath. We were invited to speak, as were several neighbors. The turnout was large, and its effect was cathartic. The text of our remarks will be found below.
At home, Jan and I have been working seven days a week on the basement of the new barn, which will house our workshop and storage areas. Meanwhile, our small crew of builders has been making steady progress towards the completion of our office and showrooms on the first floor. Heating and electricity are well on the way to being finished, and the walls of the showrooms and office have been plastered and boarded. You'll find a link to this month's batch of barn pictures. We think you'll be impressed with the progress. There is still much to do, but we plan to hold our Grand Opening Show on May 5 & 6.
As we've been preoccupied with our work on the barn, we've had little time left to tend to business beyond shipping the occasional purchase generated by our website. We hope that readers will forgive the absence of new listings this month. Once our lives resume following the May show, new stock will once again appear regularly.
We hope that you'll
take a few moments and
click on some of the links below. Perhaps find something of interest.