Aug 13, 2016 0


I just returned from my annual family vacation. Fun, as always. Too much food. Too much chaos. But fun. And except for losing the annual family talent show (my first loss ever), I can’t complain about anything. In case you are wondering, I have ALWAYS won the talent show. But there was dissension in the ranks this year, as family members demanded a more democratic judging process. What was wrong with my being judge, I’ll never know. Nonetheless, it was quite a humbling experience to lose to an elementary school trio posing as Sonny, Cher, and Chaz.

Family vacations are always bittersweet, and this one was no exception. My brother’s fiancee joined us, as she greatly yearned a respite from her daily routine. Her father passed away 2 weeks ago. He was elderly and ill. But losing a loved one is always difficult, so she welcomed a chance to relax in the sun, cookout in the evenings, and watch Sonny, Cher and Chaz take down a legend.

Where am I going with this? My week with my family reminded me how important these connections are, and even more so if we don’t always have our loved ones by our side. Recently, our company debuted a novel little cuff bracelet lined with men’s vintage ties. What makes this item even more endearing is the fact that you can send in your own ties to be made into bracelets. What a unique way to keep the memory of someone special alive. Convert Grandpa’s ties into sentimental gifts for all his granddaughters… use up Dad’s old ties for his daughters to wear on their wrists, an ever-present reminder of their father’s adoration.

If I owned a tie, I would definitely have it made into bracelets for Sonny, Cher and Chaz as reminders that next summer… they’re going down.

still waiting on the video of the winning performance, but here’s a look at “Cher” out of costume…

and “Sonny”…

and don’t be fooled by innocent looking “Chaz” …

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