|Forum topic by Blackie_||posted 123 days ago||578 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
123 days ago
OK so I’m driving back home from the post office after shipping off a new custom order sale I had just completed and received a phone call but waited until I got home to listen to the message, A customer (lady) living in the same local area I live in wanted to buy one of my boxes, she found me by way of google which brought her to my facebook business page, she asked if she could come by and look and see what I have, I asked her what she was looking for that I have boxes for men, women and general purpose and wanted to make sure I had what she was looking for, she responded that she needed something quick and General Purpose, she only gave me the dimensions of the size box she was looking for so I told her she was more then welcome to come by and take a look at what I have. Once she arrived she explained that the box was for her mother’s ashes and was to be buried in the ground, she and her family are Jewish and needed it quickly so I wasn’t given the opportunity to build her a nice custom box, I was caught off guard for a min about putting one of my lovely boxes in the ground but quickly came to the conclusion and senses in my head that her mother would need the very best and thought it would be an honor and also what the customer does with the box is their business not mine, the box in question sold for $300.00 and she was quite pleased with her choice.
Since they were Jewish she liked the fact that most of my boxes were from local natural woods that were already dead and ready for landfills. She was hoping to get one of my Redbud boxes but due to the tree size those boxes were not big enough, they had to have an all wood box no nails and little metal as possible hence I use wooden hinges made it perfect.
Ironically, the wood Hackberry used for this box actually came out of from one of the grave sites at our family cemetery but I didn’t tell the customer that.
The box she purchased to lay her mothers ashes in was this one.
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