By Sam Boykin
In this issue’s cover story, “Tradition Ticks On,” I write about local business owners who fix and refurbish people’s treasured items. It’s a vocation that’s becoming increasingly rare in our fast-paced, disposable culture. Many folks figure it’s easier to just toss an old or broken item in the trash and get a new one rather than bother with getting it repaired. I know that looking back over my life there are certain items I really regret tossing away. Below are just a few.