Archive for November, 2013

Everybody Likes a Clean Shaved Man

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Hi Friends,

About 6 months ago a rash suddenly appeared around the corners of my mouth. The rash was accompanied by a ferocious case of chapped lips. I have worn a goatee and mustache style beard for several years so the rash didn’t show to the casual observer and I was keeping my chapped lips at bay with generous applications of coconut oil.

After exhausting investigation of internet rash sites I relented and visited our family physician, Dr. Ying. Dr. Ying throughly examined my face and declared with the certainty that can only be gained from Harvard Medical School, “I think it is a fungus….or something.”

For more than 6 months I treated my condition with oils, anointments, salves and creams. During this time I stopped shaving in order to conceal my delicate condition. Additionally I didn’t want the daily trauma of a razor against my tender rash.

So several months pass and my rash eventually clears up. I think my rash had a life of its own and my applications had no effect what so ever. Not wanting to appear as the fourth member of ZZ Top, I trimmed my beard regularly with the Wahl 5537 electric trimmer that I have previously written about. The look is kind of half shaven scruffy old man. If westerns were still being produced I could have been a character actor these past few month.

Today I shaved. Yippee! I’m back. The funny things is the ever observant Joy Ann didn’t notice. I had coffee with my Dad this morning. He didn’t notice either. When Grayson came into work this morning….not a peep about my clean shaven look.

That’s the way the world works. We look but we don’t always see. I remember coming home from college and being shocked at how old my parents looked. The truth is when I looked at my parents I was not really seeing them as they were. It took being away for a few months for me to see them as they really were.

Sometimes I get all caught up in what I think is important only to learn it wasn’t important at all.

You know what…. It’s not the beard or the problem or the rash….. all of us are bigger and more important than the details of our lives.

Tonight is sunset, drinks and dinner at my sisters. There will be lots of family and friends and I bet not a single one will notice that I shaved. I bet everyone will recognize how much we each care about each other, how blessed we all are, how much we have to be thankful for and how much we have to look forward to.

Let us help you find the best 2 way radio equipment for your application and budget. Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer

Everything Reminds Me of Two Way Radios

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Hi Friends,

Did you ever notice how seemingly everything reminds me of two way radios. I am a small town person. I grew up in a small Alabama town. Most of my life today revolves around a couple of miles. I work close enough to home that I can ride my bicycle to work. Shopping, the dentist and restaurants are all within walking distance. I can even walk to the beach in less than 10 minutes. I feel lost when I visit a big city.

My Dad is 91 years old. He has an older brother, 2 younger brothers and a bunch of nieces and nephews. My Dad grew up in Philadelphia and that is where most of his family still lives.

My Dad’s older brother is in poor health and we decided to visit Philadelphia before his brother worsened or passed on. My brother Joey lives in Louisville and agreed to meet us in Philadelphia for the visit.

Visiting relatives I had not seen in a very long time was terrific. It seems I was the only one that had not aged. We ate, we drank, we told lies, we drank some more, we had a great time. The visit was wonderful. The trip was exhausting.

The Philadelphia International Airport is huge! Dad and I spent the first hour trying to find Joey (this was even with the help of us talking to each other on our cell phones as we wandered the airport).

Okay I ride a bike everywhere but still I have never, ever seen so much traffic. I was the designated driver (being the youngest). Cars and trucks everywhere. I was ducking and dodging and scared to death. Every place we went the traffic was unbelievable. It took us over an hour to drive 15 miles. We were clutching the rental car GPS like it was the treasure of Sierra Madre.

We drove by a customer of ours in downtown Philadelphia. Jim at the Belmont Center buys 2 way radios from us. I should say we crept by because we were only doing about 6 mph as we past.

All of this is to say it must be very difficult doing business in a big city. To move around is a real challenge. Trying to shop for anything must be a real chore.

I guess that is why Jim from Belmont and hundreds of other businesses and schools across America do business with 2 Way Radio Express. Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy. Pick up the phone and tell us what you need. Call 239-601-1969. We love hearing from you.

Best Wishes,

Manzie R Lawfer