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    Now that Winter is here (with a vengeance), my wife, Mary Anne, thought it was time for some Winter sports. I don’t ski or snowshoe, but I’ve been known to sled in my time. When I was younger that usually meant driving somewhere. There were hills near our house, but most of them had

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Cast Iron Cookware

    Boy, it’s cold outside today, a high of about 10 degrees, with a minus something wind chill factor. There are only a few things that you can do to feel warm, even inside, in this kind of weather. One thing that always works for me though, is to cook up something on our 1948

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Measuring Up, book 2

    Last time we talked about different types of measuring devices available at the hardware store to help with your projects. That covered only half the picture, Having a measuring tape is great, but you still have to know how to use it. This requires knowing how to set up the tape, and how to

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Measuring Up

    One thing I run into all the time here at the Old Hardware Store is size measurements. All day long folks come into the store and say “I need a nut, bolt, screw, saw blade” or whatever, and after I lead them over to the correct aisle, the first thing I ask them is

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Happy Birthday!

     Well, we had a milestone birthday celebration on Saturday. My Mother, Muriel Lamppert, turned 90 years old. My Sister came in from Maryland just before the big snow and set up an open house at Mom’s home in Chagrin. It wasn’t a surprise, Mom knew we were inviting people over, but she sure

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Old Man Winter

     The fact that while I am writing this I am wearing a down vest (inside the store) can mean only one thing – Old Man Winter has arrived! It seems that everything has been late since last spring and sure enough, Winter was late getting here, but with the temperatures now hovering in

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Our Amish Friends

     I looked out the back door of our store the other day, and much to my surprise there was someone looking back at me. It was the buggy horse of one of our Amish customers, who had left him tied to our back dock while they were shopping. I have lived in this

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2015 – Year in Review

     Now that 2016 is here, I thought that it was time to put the wraps on 2015. To begin with the weather, last night I was watching the weather on TV and the weather-girl was complaining that this weekend the temperatures would be dropping into the mid 20’s, Burr! For those of you

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White Christmas

     I was pretty sure that we wouldn’t be getting any snow, what with the 60 degree temperatures in the forecast. Well, this morning here it came. It really get’s me in the holiday spirit, I mean it doesn’t seem like Christmas time in Northeast Ohio until you’ve seen a car that’s slid into

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Holiday Greetings

     When my wife reminded me that it’s the end of the year again and it was time to send out our holiday greetings, I found it hard to believe. Where does the time go? It seems like I just sent out last year’s letter. Looking back at last year I was already complaining

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14545 Main Street (N. Cheshire)
Burton Ohio 44021

We are directly across the street from Coffee Corners!

Phone: (440) 834-4471

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Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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