Years ago, Gerry and I put up a climbing route at Saurtown Mountain on a rainy Christmas eve. It was a great day, I was probably as strong on that day as I have ever been. We called the route Clean Sweep since our last name was Broome and the climb went so smoothly.
When we were in Asheville last week, we went y the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is usually an artist or two doing demos at the entrance, tables set up and wares being sold. The day we went in, Peter Werner was there making hand made brooms. I bought this little one for Gerry for an anniversary gift. Peter's company just happens to be called Clean Sweep!
Every time we see these hand made brooms, we consider buying one, but always hesitate because they seem too beautiful and costly to actually use. Since Peter was there, I was able to speak with him about his brooms and he explained the proper use and storage and he has a life time offer to replace the straw once it is worn out. I simply ship him back the handle. So we got one for our anniversary. A bit extravegant for sweeping a floor, but it is a pleasure to use and it will always remind us of our time in Asheville on our 30th anniversary.
Hand made is always better! God bless artists......