Written by Garrett Lucas Thursday, 30 July 2009 16:24
My father was never really incined towards new technology, and he had a bit of trouble adjusting to change, but he was ahead of his time in some ways. I remember the years of my childhood when I would watch him go through his morning routine of getting ready for work. One of the preparations he made during that routine was getting coffee ready to go in his already years old, metal Stanley thermos. He had an affection for that thermos that I never really understood until years later when I became an adult and started accumulating my own quality gear. He even went so far to make his own handle for that Stanley thermos which was a piece of copper tuping bent into the shape of a handle and then fastened to the thermos with two metal band clamps. Yes, there were other thermoses out at that time with handles, but he wanted his to be as industructable as the thermos itself.