Author: Chad

I am the father of three wonderful sons and one amazing daughter. I am a jack of all trades, but master of none.

In an earlier post I made mention of Old School Mom & Pop style hardware stores and the almost mesmerizing appeal the hold for me. Also the fact that they are a dying breed.

As I mentioned, I spent some of my best childhood years being raised in a hardware store that my Dad owned in a tiny town in Eastern Washington State. This was the culmination of a lifelong dream of his and the start of a lifelong obsession for me.

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So, Alaska…. 

Dearest Wanderstead Wife mentioned that she has been asked “why Alaska?”.  Well, to be honest while Erin loves Alaska, it was my overwhelming need to go to Alaska that has us heading north for the second straight year, this time for the whole summer, so she felt it best if maybe I try to put some words to what pulls me so to Alaska. 

Alaska is one of those mystical places. 

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Heritage Handy Works is only in its infancy, however it has been in the making for many years.  To get an idea of what makes me tick and has led me to start Heritage, hell even the name Heritage you have to look at my father.  I’ve been following my father around for my entire life.  Sometimes not a willing tag along but none the less tagging right along with him.

My father would tell you that he is not a good teacher when it comes to me.

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