Weekly Affirmation: Preserving FlagsPosted: 03/01/2013
Every Thursday we post a comment, tweet, email or secret message we’ve received from one of our Soakworthy customers (stores, fans, consumers, friends). Sometimes, on a rough day, it’s really helpful to read an inspiring message from someone in our community. Someone who appreciates what we do. Someone who is as passionate about Soak as we are. We appreciate all the love that comes our way. Really we do.
Chris’ dad, Richard, is a a big fan of curling and is involved with his local curling club. A few weeks ago his club hosted The Dominion Bonspiel, which had entries from teams all over Canada. Richard was the driver and flag bearer for a team that came from Nunavut. At the end of the weekend they signed a flag for him to keep as a thank-you. He and his wife hung the flag outside their home. We were forwarded this email about what happened after that.
“We laundered our Nunavut flag because it spent a week in the sun and rain then was hit with a snow squall. Lesley wanted it to be perfect and not lose your autographs so she put the flag in the laundry tub with a product called “SOAK”. With Soak, she didn’t have to worry about harming it in any way. It is amazing how well it looked when she was done. The colours are vibrant and the white section which was tarnished slightly black where it rubbed the flag pole, is the now the colour of virgin snow in Iqaluit. Probably. And don’t worry about your signatures. They are still crystal clear and I think I can copy them well enough to pass a few cheques in your names.”
We are so happy to hear that they were able to preserve the signatures from such a memorable weekend. I hear that they are going to find a spot indoors to hang the flag so that it doesn’t get hit with any further damage. Have fun curling!