As a boy, I would marvel at our family's 1800's wind up pendulum clock - it ticked loudly and chimed every 15 minutes. The clock was a very cherished family heirloom (which we displayed proudly in the living room of our modest home). I grew accustomed to its ticking and chiming, and realize to this day I miss it. I give credit to that old clock for giving me my passion for antiques.
I find much pleasure in buying and selling antiques - it is simply a way for me to share my passion with all of you!