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.