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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Our Start And Bobs' Birthday

The above is a picture of my Father and his train set. Evidentally, retirement has been good to the person everyone calls Bob. But this is not some arbritrary hobby. Selling Lionel trains was our start for selling appliances.

Yale was started in 1923 as an electrical supply house. My Father and Uncle were interested in trains as children and started selling them on Portland Street 65 years ago. Back then, Lionel was distributed by GE, who also sold appliances.


By the way, Happy Birthday Dad...This is the banner we designed for his retirement with his ubiquituous Bob sweater and the New Balance sneakers he always wore to work. It was hoisted to the roof of the warehouse where it remains to this day.

Always substance over style...

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