“Hi, I’m Tom”
#meetmemonday begins with the man who started it all, Tom.
Tom is our owner, one of the bench jewelers, the Gold Room Expert, and the person everyone loves coming in to talk to.
What’s your Favorite Book? Right Now- The Pendulum
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? Lucky
If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? The next person who came in for an engagement ring, I would buy them the wedding ring they wanted.
If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? Eliminate Hunger
If you could give your younger self any advice what would it be? Enjoy the physical activities that youth allows.
What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory? Took a family trip to Wisconsin Dales and my family bought me an Indian head dress. Sitting on bench, outside, I had my arms crossed and a family came by and said “look a real Indian” I pretended like I couldn’t speak English and got embarrassed they thought I was a real Indian.
What are your 3 Favorite Movies? 1. Seabiscuit 2. Shawshank Redemption 3. Armageddon
What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? Hawaii
What accomplishment are you most proud of? The Jewelry Store-How everyone trusts and loves to come here.
Who would you like to live like for a day? Jimmy Buffett
When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better? I’m just happy to be here. I never really have a bad day.
Using one word, how would you describe your family? Motivated
Who is the kindest person you know? Pop-in-Law Henry Klob
What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen? The Birds
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Alaska
If you could shop for free at one store, which would you choose? Boeing for a Jet
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Astronaut
What’s your favorite day of the week? Whatever day I get to see the Grandkids
Who would play you in a movie about your life? Robin Williams
What’s the one food you could never bring yourself to eat? Sour Cream
What’s your pet peeve? Stupidity
What is the strangest thing you believed as a child? In the 60’s most restaurants were at hotels, and when I saw the NO VACANCY sign I thought it meant you couldn’t eat there unless you stayed the night.
What was the most recent compliment you’ve received and savored? A customer came in to have a memory repaired, when she got it back she was so delighted to see it just how she saw it the first time she received the gift. Brought her to tears. That is the best compliment.
Do you have a catchphrase? I have a catchphrase to almost everything! “I’m just straight up trippin”
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to? Ed, so I can spell it quicker.
What is one thing you wish you would have known before starting in the jewelry business? How happy it makes everyone to be able to give them something they love, or repair a beloved piece. I would have did it years ago!
What are three words that people would use to describe you? Honest, Generous, Knowledgeable.