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Welcome to our October 2004 Newsletter

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We are pleased to announce that Paula Tyson of Mentor, OH was the winner of our drawing last month for one of our candle stick sets. Stick Candle Holder

We must apologize to Barb, the winner of the August drawing as we have not sent out her candle holder yet. We have been fortunate to have been very busy. Both of the winners will receive their gifts within the next two weeks.

To enter this month's drawing, click on the link below and send us an email. Put "ENTER" in the comment section of the contact form. That is all there is to it. We shall announce the winner in next month's ezine.

Click here to send us an email to be entered into a drawing for a valuable gift.

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As we grow older, we tend to look back and long for the good old days. The Internet has made this compunction to recapture the past a very easy and fun thing to do.

My mother was blind most of her adult life. This had an effect on many of the things that shaped my personality, likes and dislikes.

One of the things that I vividly remember is the old Dumont television set that we had in the living room. It had a little round screen where Milton Berle (Uncle Miltie) would hold forth every Tuesday evening. I can still remember the words to the Jingle, You can trust your car to the man who wears the star, the big red TEXACO star. In those days the program had one sponsor. But I digress. My mother and father would of course sit down and enjoy the show after dinner. However my father and I seemed to enjoy the show so much more than my mother. But on Sunday evening when What's My Line came on, my mother enjoyed the program more than my father and I.

It was not until I was an adult when I realized why my mother enjoyed What's My Line so much more than any other show on TV. The show was audio, not visual. She did not have to see the skits to enjoy the program. This has shaped my dislike of most modern movies with wild visual effects. It has also fueled my love of the old time radio dramas.

It has also shaped my passion for searching for the things that shaped my life. One of the sites that I came across and was fascinated by is a site dedicated to Arlene Frances, a regular panelist on What's My Line. I believe the site is by her son, Peter Gable.

Cruise down memory lane (or for you young whippersnappers, learn about TV before TV had color and one had to get off the sofa and go across the room to change the channel.) at Arlene Francis http://www.arlenefrancis.com/index3.html

Arlene Francis and Helen Keller I came across this photo of Arlene Francis and Helen Keller on the site. It reminds me of the time my mother met Helen Keller.

For those of you old enough to remember What's My Line Logo, and remember Arlene Francis from the movies of the time, enjoy this site about a very unique lady.

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We have been very busy the past few months with special furniture for restaurants. They have found that our quality, prices and service cannot be matched by any of our competitors.

This is one of the 120 chairs Atkinsons Chair with matching bar stools and tables that we just shipped to Atkinson's Restaurant in New Jersey. Notice how we used the "A" to customize the chair for Atkinson's. We are currently in the process of building 700 similar chairs for Imagine That http://www.imaginethatevents.com, a banquet facility in Upland, CA.

Last week we signed a contract to supply pub tables and our Model 606 bar stool to a new wine tasting and gift store in the wine country of California. The table top will have the logo of the store laminated into it.

This ability to customize our products sets us apart from the imports from China and gives us a very unique competitive edge. It also gives us the strength to continue offering great product at very reasonable prices to the general public.

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I found a free web site for keeping your computer clock in sync with the rest of he world. You can down load the software at World Time Saver http://www.worldtimeserver.com

I hope that you find the site as useful as I have.

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This month we are extending to our Newsletter subscribers our offer of a 10% discount on any of our Funky Laminated Art table tops.

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This offer is for any of our Funky Art tops. These tops can be used either as table tops or hanging wall art.

Check out all of the available tops

To order these tops at this special discount, you or whomever you recommend, would have to call the factory to place the order.

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I hope that you have enjoyed this month's letter. I am always open to suggestions and would like to hear your ideas and comments.

Please feel free to contact me.

Until the next letter,

Warmest regards,

Bill

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