Grandfather clocks

Grandfather Clocks Family Feud

01.17.09

Grandfather clocks sound so stately and yet essentially innocuous.  It is amazing how many times we hear from our customers that when a loved one from an older generation passed on, how disappointed individuals can be by not being the ones to either be the designated recipient of a grandfather clock.  Or sometimes their sibling or another relative entirely either just got to the place first, or it was the farthest thing from their mind at the time of a loss of a loved one.  And those same people, either months or years or sometimes decades later feel as though they are missing, at least directly, and sometimes it manifests itself as missing the sight and sounds and memories, and a part of their physical family history.

Many grandfather clock shoppers are trying to fill in that void, and at the same time perhaps get a clock that while it may be antique looking in nature, more closely resembles their more modern home decor and they can also benefit from some of the more modern features, such as automatic nighttime shutoff, or choice of more chimes than were available on the clock they grew up with, or remembered from visiting grandma and grandpa.

While major family feuds are not something we hear about a lot, and only occasionally, the loss and regret generally seems to seep in over the years, frequently as individuals are going through the same stages as parents that they did as children.

The good news is that people can generally almost always find a clock that resembles closely the grandfather clock they grew up with, and then have the choice of picking that one, another one with perhaps a different design, and it will still bring them the same pleasure.

As a clocks retailer, it is genuinely uplifting when we can help people fill a void in one’s life and, as we have been told several times, feel like they have a true home once again.

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