This is the time of year when we pull out all the stops. Most of our business happens near the end of the year, partly because of Christmas and partly because we sell so many cold weather items. Examples include woodstoves to keep the cold outside where it belongs, oil lamps for dark winter nights, snowshoes from the Huron Indians and “Yak Trax” to keep you on your feet when it’s icy.
And, just as we’ve been for 52 years, it’s still a family affair. When I first started working at Lehman’s, I was still in high school. One of my first jobs was to prep and pack food strainers. Check out my personal review of these strainers if you want to learn more about them.
This year, my high school age son, Matthew, joined us help pack orders. This makes the fourth generation of the Lehman family to work here. (Although my Dad, Jay, started the store, his first employee was my grandfather, Ezra.)
I hate to admit it, but Matthew probably works harder and smarter than I did at that age. (Hopefully, he’s not reading this post or I’ll have to take a ribbing later.)