Met a lovely man from Ghana. He is now living in Seattle, and looking after several other people from his homeland in a small apartment. He is now married to an equally lovely lady from Africa, and they have a new baby boy. I really want to give these folk a hand by buying the baskets he is importing. If I get any pictures of his family, which he has been struggling to figure out how to send via email (I can't help him in this endeavour, since I am fairly challenged in that department as well), I will post them here. My story about how I was charmed is short, bear with me please.
Met him first at a craft fair in Birch Bay, where I was visiting with our children and grandchildren for the weekend. Looking at the baskets he had there, I noticed a large flying insect that I had never seen before. I go "whatever is this?" pointing to him sitting on a basket handle. He says "Ohh! that should not be here!" and kind of gently moves the insect off the basket, and it flies away. I exclaim "Oh no! I wanted to show him to my 8 year old grandson, he would be able to tell us what it is!" He then starts to look for him, saying "Don't worry! I will find him for you!" I can't tell him enough not to worry, he keeps on looking and looking, "don't worry! I'm sorry! I will find him and show him to your Grandson!" I finally convince him it is not important. I brought back a bunch of these lovely baskets. Since that meeting, we have met several times while bringing in his baskets, and I am continually impressed and charmed with his ambition, his perserverance, his kindness and heart. Help us to help his family. Call the store @1-877-966-5945 and give us a colour preference, and we will send off your basket right away! $45.95Can.
We also have several styles of basket from Lantern Moon
Lantern Moon recycled paper baskets, Lantern Moon studio baskets, and Lantern Moon Black & White Candy Stripes Tote basket, also comes in solid black.