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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The BEST of the 2009 Birthday Vase Stories - HUSBAND OF THE YEAR

Mark E. and his son Micheal arrived Milton today at noon, after a 14 hour drive from their home in Deltona, Florida.

Mark E. May very well be the HUSBAND OF THE YEAR when he returns from Milton on Sunday. What man would drive 28 hours, then sit in a line for 20 hours to purchase a vase for the woman he loves? This year at Blenko Glass - there are two such gentleman. (see next post for Kumar's story)

Mark and Micheal's goal is to purchase a 2009 WV Birthday Vase for Alma, a lady Mark describes as: " my best friend, the best Mother in the entire world, and a woman who never ask me for anything . . . .I have to watch to see what she wants" . . . . ." when I saw her eyes light up at a photo on line of the 2009 WV Birthday Vase, well, I knew I was going to Milton to stand in line. " Mark and Micheal sorta 'fibbed' to Alma and said they were going on a 2 night visit to relatives in Beckley, WV where they would fish.

Micheal said: 'His Mom loves to do needle work, she collects glass, and as a family they enjoy the sports of soccer, basketball and also going to parks. "

Mark and Micheal are # 6, and #7 in the line - there were 10 people in this line at 8pm.

You still have time to drive down to Blenko Glass in Milton, WV to stand in line for the honor of purchasing the 30th WV Birthday Piece. Or just come on Saturday morning and enjoy the birthday cake and other festivities. hjh


THANK YOU TO JOHN HOMBURG FOR THIS STORY AND PHOTO.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

ALMOST HUSBAND OF THE YEAR.
REMEMBER TAMMY K WHOSE HUSBAND HAD BLENKO TATOOED ON HIS ARM
I VOTE FOR TATOO AS #1
BUT MARK STORY IS A VERY CLOSE #2.
MOUNTAIN RITA

bone said...

This gentleman has my vote.

bone said...

Best son award too.