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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy 60th birthday, Henry the Incredible

March 1996...

Well we bought it now we had to figure out what to do with it...

We hired a contractor to get us started, but we felt like we needed a few guys on "our team".   So we went to a local guy who restored log cabins and asked if he had anyone available. Luckily he was in between restoration jobs and told us he had a few guys that could come work for us.

The gods were smiling on us because one of them was none other then our Henry May.

Henry has been with us pretty much before day one. As all of our customers know, Henry is 100 percent an invaluable part of the Lucketts crew. There isn't an inch of this place that Henry hasn't patched, painted or replaced. He has assisted thousands of customers at the store, between repairing, painting, loading, advising, and storytelling, he's done it all.

Now it's time for us to celebrate Henry May. March 11 will be his sweet 60th birthday and there is no one card or cake that can begin to express our appreciation for him... So we are asking you to respond to this blog post with your Henry-isms and birthday wishes for our very amazing friend.

In April we will be selling Mayhem 2012 t-shirts, which will double as an invitation to a cookout the Friday night of May Design House.




 We love you Henry!   Happy sweet 60th!


67 comments:

  1. This past Sunday, Heather needed to plug an ancient desk lamp in to a socket to see if it worked for a customer {old lamps really should be rewired instead}. Since the Lucketts building is over a hundred years old and the lamp looked like it came from the Edison era, Heather was worried. "Henry, you know I wouldn't ask for your help unless I really needed it. Would you mind plugging this lamp in in case I might get electrocuted?" Wait, did she really just say that? "Sure, I'll test it out for you. Be sure you stand back" Henry said. Still shocked, I asked Henry if he minded Heather just risked his life for a lamp. "Nah. Have you ever been electrocuted before? It just tickles. Don't worry about it." Henry said.

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    1. So, did the woman buy the lamp?

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    2. Ha ha, no she actually didn't get it.

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  2. Happy Birthday from someone that shares the same birthday! If I had known we shared a birthday I would have planned a trip to visit! Maybe next year! Happy Birthday to you Henry! :)

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  3. Sarah H. on FacebookThursday, March 08, 2012

    awwwww, henry is the BEST!!! Happy Birthday Henry!!

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  4. Libby on FacebookThursday, March 08, 2012

    What a cutie! I hear he's well loved at Lucketts!!!!

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  5. Jeannine on FacebookThursday, March 08, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Henry!

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  6. Kimberley B. on FacebookThursday, March 08, 2012

    Happy birthday, sir!

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  7. Margaret on FacebookThursday, March 08, 2012

    Happy Birthday!

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  8. Karen K. on FacebookThursday, March 08, 2012

    Hey Henry ! Henry offered to take our pic next to the big bull in the yard this past weekend!! Happy birthday !!

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  9. Happy Birthday, Henry! I hope you enjoy your special day.

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  10. Melissa H. on FacebookThursday, March 08, 2012

    Happy Brithday to Henry:)

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  11. 60 never looked so good! Have a wonderful birthday, Henry! Hugs, Leena

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  12. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Henry!!! Enjoy your day!

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  13. The world is a better place because of Henry. Two year old Gabriel thinks so too! :)

    Happy Birthday from Jenny V.

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  14. If you've been to Lucketts, you seen Henry, he's everywhere! We bought a HUGE iron arch to use at our daughter's wedding. It was the busy spring market weekend. We weren't really sure we could even get it in our SUV, but of course Henry took care of us. He took the arch apart, put all the screws in a bag, got the arch in our vehicle and tied it all down securely. And yes we made it home safely and the arch was the perfect backdrop for a lovely day. It will be cherished for many years to come! ... Thanks so much Henry! Happy birthday to you!

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  15. Henry is truly a genuine person inside and out. Henry always made a point to talk to me and keep me company when I was unloading my goods to put into my pavillion...oh the good ole days in the pavillion ;-) Always enjoy my hugs when I return to the shop and seeing his smile on his face when he reminisces the story of my daughter, at the age of 3, just couldn't resist a huge mud puddle on the grounds and jumped right into it...Henry thought that was the funniest thing, I on the other did not ;-/.

    Henry, you are special and Lucketts is so lucky to have you!
    Happy Birthday!

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  16. Henry thanks so much for all you do. I've appreciated all of your helpfulness, knowledge and smiles over the years. Happy 60th!

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  17. Happy Birthday Henry!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  18. Henry helped me get a large teak dining table and the matching 6 large armchairs into and on top of my SUV a couple of years ago. It was pretty clear to me from the get-go that I would have to leave 2-3 of the chairs behind and come back later for them, but Henry refused to give up, and refused to let those tied on top wriggle one inch, let they be a driving danger. Don't you know I drove away with the entire set, and had a lovely time talking to Henry for the full 30 minutes or so it took get everything squeezed in and tied down. What a gem. Happy birthday, Henry!

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  19. Happy Birthday Henry! I just saw him last Sunday in the Design House.....

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  20. Kristian D. on FacebookFriday, March 09, 2012

    Love Henry! He always has a smile for you. Happy Birthday Henry.

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  21. Kim S. on FacebookFriday, March 09, 2012

    I think you are framed quite nice! Happy birthday!

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  22. Heather Sharpless on FacebookFriday, March 09, 2012

    Happy Happy Birthday Henry! Have an awesome B'day! You are the bomb! :0)

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  23. Theresa C. on FacebookFriday, March 09, 2012

    Happy Birthday Henry!

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  24. happy birthday henry!

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  25. Penny F. on FacebookFriday, March 09, 2012

    Happy Birthday Henry! You are always so friendly and helpful! Have a great one!!!

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  26. Erika F. on FacebookFriday, March 09, 2012

    Happy birthday Henry!

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  27. Heidi H. on FacebookFriday, March 09, 2012

    what a great picture - 60 looks good on you!

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  28. Lora on FacebookFriday, March 09, 2012

    Happy Birthday! Just met you this past weekend with my sister and brother in law (the one's talking to you about the camper they loved there). You do some amazing work, enjoy your day!

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  29. We love you, Happy Birthday. Thanks for all the fabulous things you do to help us constantly. Most of all we appreciate your hugs and smile, you always brighten our day.

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  30. Michael P. on FacebookFriday, March 09, 2012

    60 going on 16! That's our man Henry!

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  31. Carissa on FacebookFriday, March 09, 2012

    Happy Birthday Henry! We miss you and hope to see you soon!

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  32. Happy 60th Birthday Henry, and at least 40 more!
    Thanks for all your help over the years, and for always asking me "How are the girls?" and "how is JP?" You're one-of-a-kind, Henry.
    Cheers,
    Caroline
    at Ekster

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  33. Henry thanks so much for all you do. You've always been so helpful every time we've visited the store. You're one in a million. Happy birthday!
    Melissa & Mark

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  34. Happy birthday Henry! I always look forward to seeing you when I visit Lucketts. You are kind, helpful and a true gentleman! It's been a pleasure to getting to know you and I wish you the most wonderful year yet!

    xoxo
    Monica

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  35. Cindy on FacebookSaturday, March 10, 2012

    Henry, I don't get to see your smiling face nearly enough! Happy 60th!

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  36. Alice on FacebookSaturday, March 10, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Henry!

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  37. Heather D. on FacebookSaturday, March 10, 2012

    Happy Birthday to my favorite Lucketts handyman! What would those girls do without you?!? Cant wait to see you in May!!!

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  38. Hardest working man I know. Happy 60th!
    Jessie

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  39. I met him at your last design house-very nice man and one of your best treasures:)

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  40. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BIRTHDAY WISHES!

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  41. Becky P. on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Happy 60th Henry!!!!!!!!!! You have always been so helpful and kind!

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  42. Donna on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Happy 60th Birthday Henry!!! LOVE YA!!!

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  43. A priceless treasure! I just met him at my last visit to Design House weekend and look forward to many more conversations with him in the future:) tara price, martinsburg, wv

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  44. I don't know you YET, Henry. But I am planning a trip asap to come and visit the store! I can't wait to meet you and I hope you have a wonderful 60th birthday! God bless you with many many more!!
    ps. you are a very handsome 60 year old!!

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  45. Happy birthday, Henry! I hope you enjoy your special day! You've always been very helpful and sweet.

    XOXO,
    CI-Reston, Virginia

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  46. Happy Birthday Henry, here is to wishing you many more!!!!

    Kelly @ Stylish Patina

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  47. Happy Birthday, Henry! You are always so helpful and kind. We are grateful to know you.

    God bless,

    Mary Rand Hess

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  48. Henry, I always enjoy talking with you--your kindness does indeed matter! A very happy birthday to you and may this year be one of your best yet! God bless!
    Kate & four-year old Gabe

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  49. Happy day of your birth wishes sent to you Henry! Maybe get the day off of your choice, a longer lunch break or even a raise? Whatever you get hope you do enjoy today and many more to come!

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  50. Shabby Jen on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Pretty as a picture!

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  51. Mary on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Happy Birthday Henry--love you ♥

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  52. Michelle P. on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Happy Birthday Henry! Thanks for the extra help loading furniture whenever we are there!

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  53. Tess on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Henry! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  54. Jennifer on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Happy Birthday Henry!!! Live this picture of you!

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  55. Alisa D. on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Henry! Seeing Henry is one of my favorite things about visiting Lucketts. He's always so nice and helpful.

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  56. Sara R. on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Happy birthday Henry, I hope he has a great day! He is always so very kind to my family when we visit and he has really beautiful eyes!

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  57. Mindy G. on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!

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  58. Lorena A. on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Oh I miss you! Love You!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  59. Nobody does the "Henry Dance" like Henry!!! love and kisses and birthday wishes to you Henry!!!!!

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  60. Sue P. on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Happy B-day Henry!

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  61. Catherine H. on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Blessings to you Henry

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  62. Cindy S. on FacebookSunday, March 11, 2012

    Happy Birthday Henry!!

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  63. Henry, I hope you had an amazing birthday with lots of love and laughter! I have seen you on my several trips to Lucketts but have not had the pleasure of meeting you yet. I am looking forward to my next visit and hope to hear one of your stories! Take care!
    ~Nikki K.

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  64. Henry is always there to lend a hand...my truck was broken down and he got it going again. always look forward to seeing him at the store and at the show... miss u Henry. happiest of birthdays. hope to see u soon. love Cecilia Taylor (Henhouse Primitives)

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  65. Awesome photos and awesome post! I love this 60th birthday wishes to the Incredible Henry. So sweet....

    Cheers xxxx
    Alma

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