Saturday, 1 October 2011

Opening Day

 Finally, the floor is laid, the sign is up, the doors are open. Yesterday my uncle the optician opened his new place in Ånäset. (If you missed it the first time around, I helped him pack up and move--read here.) He is quite the talk of the town, and people came from miles around to stop in and take advantage of opening-day deals. He even got a visit from the local political party, flowers from well-wishers, and a pen from the Robertsfors community. He feels very welcome.

Today we visited him to celebrate his new lot in life. He has set up shop specifically in this small town because it is located half-way between Umeå and Skellefteå. With no local optician, the visually impaired have previously had to travel long distances to be fitted with glasses--but no more! Now they can drive to their friendly-neighborhood optician and ask his advice.

The bright and airy shop

 The refreshments table for everyone and anyone who came to look and say hello

As you can see, my uncle, having already filled his schedule with appointments, is well on his way to becoming an established fixture of the community, a pillar of good sense and glasses.

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