It’s a sad story

 

 

Ground Zero for handcut crystal

Ground Zero for handcut crystal

 

 

Hi

we were in Ireland in July. You all know that if you are friends, or read us.  One of the many places we toured was the Waterford crystal complex in Waterford. I know, to some, Waterford is something your parents or grandparents had on top of the piano or a shelf somewhere.  Hunky and not all that attractive. That isn’t the crystal we saw in our tour of the factory. Craftsmen, some of which were there for 30 plus years, hand crafting beautiful pieces to wish for.

          However, the world economy has beat them down for several years now. On Monday, the company went into receivership, or, a bad case of bankruptcy.  We feel for the employees of the institution of glass in Ireland.  They deserve better than this for the future.

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