Danielle is her name and she works for The Chess Butler on Saturdays only.
Doesn’t answer the phone (yet), smart, effective, and at the moment is helping me catch up on paperwork.
Paperwork? Oh yes.
A good friend’s mother passed away recently in her 90s. She said she has spent the last several weeks on paperwork AND shredding. We aren’t doing much of that yet, but it is to come, flooding my basement.
Dany has gotten a lot of customer and vendor information filed away from the last few years and more to go…now she will be sending out the long overdue Morphy coins I have promised to those who signed up for the 5th Thinkers’ Press Chess Festival this last October. A few customers have already got them, but most haven’t. They can’t be sent via Media Mail, which is most of my business so different processes must be employed.
By the way, for those who might be enchanted by something like this let it be known that the less expensive one is made of antique bronze, 1.5 inches in diameter and one side features a profile bust (after S. Gage) and modified slightly by my son based on the image from 1859. The bronze piece is $49.95 including S&H. The Gold plated piece is $125 and includes S&H. One of these days you may be perusing an antique store and see one, and it will probably be “under glass” with a much higher price tag on it.
Possibly, today, a boat load of reordered (and NEW) chess books will be arriving here at the Chess Butler’s place, so get ready. I have already been getting advance orders. The CB has the savviest customers in the land.
If you haven’t seen pictures of the coin, just go back some blog posts until you find it.
Bob & Jack (my 1.5 year old great grandson, a corker with Paul Newman blue eyes!)