A lovely article, written by a lovely man, and shared by another lovely man, and I know neither of them, nor have I met them. It’s often the little things that make the biggest impact.
There was “something about Aiken” that I first noticed during my visits in early 1999. We were considering buying the funeral homes and cemetery there and surely didn’t want to make a bad decision. I didn’t feel the stress we sometimes felt in Columbia, where we had lived for three years. Aiken was different. This guy and his wife, both from New Jersey, took the leap, purchased the businesses and moved to a beautiful, small Southern city.
Funeral service, like many businesses, depends on the building of trusting relationships and following through on promises made. I was fortunate to get acquainted with many community leaders and their help, guidance and example were invaluable. For me, it was the people that made Aiken different.
One of those people/leaders was Jeff Wallace. Jeff was the editor of The Aiken Standard for most of the years we owned our businesses. We…
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