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Here’s a bead stringing adventure I had about 15 years ago. A lady walked up to the counter with a zip lock baggie full of brownish-colored beads about a half inch in diameter. They were irregular in shape and had no holes for stringing. It seems that the lady had just been released from the hospital and before she left, the doctor handed her this bag full of the gall stones that he had removed from her gall bladder. You guessed it! I had to drill a hole in each one and string them onto a necklace for her to wear. They had the consistency of hard clay and were kind of fragile. The smell during the drilling process was less than desirable. My thought at the time was, “Who would want to wear something around their neck that would remind them of such a painful experience?”
 
DAVID B., 
PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA 
 

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Here’s a bead stringing adventure I had about 15 years ago. A lady walked up to the counter with a zip lock baggie full of brownish-colored beads about a half inch in diameter. They were irregular in shape and had no holes for stringing. It seems that the lady had just been released from the hospital and before she left, the doctor handed her this bag full of the gall stones that he had removed from her gall bladder. You guessed it! I had to drill a hole in each one and string them onto a necklace for her to wear. They had the consistency of hard clay and were kind of fragile. The smell during the drilling process was less than desirable. My thought at the time was, “Who would want to wear something around their neck that would remind them of such a painful experience?”
 
DAVID B., 
PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA 
 

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If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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