A great smile was brought to my face today when a customer emailed me a huge cane reaction about the Sassafras Hiking Stick.
“I had to tell you personally how much my husband LOVES this stick. He had a stroke 12 years ago and whenever we have seen walking sticks in antique shops or other specialty shops here in NY he has wanted one. I always thought it was so random and silly. He couldn’t explain to me why he wanted it (can’t talk very well) and I would always say you have a cane. That’s a lot to pay for something you’ll never use and where are you going to put it. But we started doing easy rail trails recently and somebody had one and I thought hmm….. Then last fall he fell on a trail. He was just badly bruised, but I really wanted to get him one after that, but then we couldn’t find them anywhere — not even online. After seeing this really cool looking one soon after in CA at a little village up in the mountains, and not knowing how to get it home, I tried to get one from them to surprise him, but they wouldn’t respond to my calls or emails. So with new search words — sassafras and whistle, I found yours. Oh, my gosh! It looks exactly the same, but nicer because the wood is rustic and not all shiny like a fancy showpiece. I put a big bow and jingle bells on it and on Chrismas Eve our son came down the stairs with it, and my husband was like a little kid. He was soooo happy! After 48 years of marriage it’s the first time we ever saw him get so genuinely excited about a gift. It was the best! So thank you very much!!! Happy New Year!”