The Cobbler's Bench

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  1. Joe Riley

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    “The Cobbler's Bench” is the new Shoe store in town, offering Shoe Repair & Shoe Accessories, to down-trodden shoes in the area! Joe Shuemacher, is the sole owner and proprietor. The new store, located at 9 ½ Main Street, will have tongues wagging all over town. Will he make a go of it? We’ll just have to wait and see when the other shoe drops! Grand opening was today. Walk-ins Welcome! :)
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    :)Well I wish the cobbler a world of luck and much profits!
     
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    Years ago dads did their own cobbling at home, had all the necessary to do it too :)
     
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    Growing up, we had a shoe last similar to this picture, with different size top pieces. My Dad would resole our shoes or replace an occasional heel. The term "Shoemaker" was not a compliment....similar to "Butcher".;)
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    OBSERVATIONS ON PEOPLE AND THEIR SHOES: PAUL ROWLAND, PAUL’S SHOE REPAIR (Video)
    “I fix shoes. I am a cobbler.”

    Paul Rowland, of Paul’s Shoe Repair in Westbrook, shares with us a bit of history, a few observations on people and their shoes, and his thoughts on the craft of being a cobbler.

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    Joe - the one me dad had, there were 3 different sizes on the last, never seen one with just one
    I remember it so well, don't know why, must have fascinated me :p
     
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    Patsy, ours had interchangeable top pieces.
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    Here's a three sided one.
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    @Joe Riley - Ooo get you, very posh :p
    Your picture there isn't like me Dad's last, maybe the picture deceives me, anyway they were built to last weren't they Joe :p
     
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    One for two Sale!;)
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    I wonder how many people will go in there looking for the monkey and the weasel? :) Wouldn't it be great to find a good pair of shoes that's going to last longer than six months?! A cobbler would certainly be able to provide that.
     
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    THE COBBLER AND THE RICH MAN
    A cobbler worked in his shop from morning until night, and as he worked he sang. Tired people who heard him were rested, and sad men and women were cheered as they came near the shop. Children visited him and watched him at his work and heard him sing. They called him "Jolly Gregory." (con't) (link)

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    Pardon me if this comment is not related to this thread. I just remembered that my husband's grandfather was a shoemaker. I guess that's the same as cobbler? The grandpa used to make custom-made shoes and hats in the 1930s and his clients were the wealthy guys in Manila. Grandpa's brother was the actual cobbler for he handle's the shoe repair department. By the way, Grandpa's father is the first cousin of Emilio Jacinto, a national hero who was instrumental in the Philippine revolution in the closing of the 19th century (1898).
     
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    Thank you for sharing about your husband's grandfather, Corie, his family had some mighty big shoes to fill!
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    Emilio Jacinto
     
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    Shoe Resoling Service by Valentino Shoes
    Valentino Shoes is at Cubao Expo along General Romulo Avenue, Quezon City.

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