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Old May 6th 2009, 12:30 am
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Yes COBBLERS where have they all gone to?

Damned if I can find one anywhere, even nosed in Walnut Creek today NADA.

I know we have a recession going on but, whats a girl to do?

My uncle, when I was back home was telling me that he cannot get any apprentices to hand build boats, kids today are not interested, and there are only a few wood builders still out there.

Any one got a profession thats a dying trade, or do you remember any from when you were a youngster?
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Yes COBBLERS where have they all gone to?

Damned if I can find one anywhere, even nosed in Walnut Creek today NADA.

I know we have a recession going on but, whats a girl to do?

My uncle, when I was back home was telling me that he cannot get any apprentices to hand build boats, kids today are not interested, and there are only a few wood builders still out there.

Any one got a profession thats a dying trade, or do you remember any from when you were a youngster?
There's a cobblers nearby me...repairs shoes, handbags, leather coats etc.

Dunno about dying trades but independant hardware stores are getting hard to find. In my little town there had been a hardware store for over 40 years...but they closed down last year. It was great for all those little odds and sods you need at the weekend...now we have to drive 10 miles to the nearest freakin' Home Depot. Oh how I hate that store.

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There's a cobblers nearby me...repairs shoes, handbags, leather coats etc.

Dunno about dying trades but independant hardware stores are getting hard to find. In my little town there had been a hardware store for over 40 years...but they closed down last year. It was great for all those little odds and sods you need at the weekend...now we have to drive 10 miles to the nearest freakin' Home Depot. Oh how I hate that store.
Don't like Home Depot either, Ace Hardware is alright.

I paid $120 for these shoes last year and they were in the sale in Macys but I can't take them back now, guess I will just keep them in the car until I drive past a place where ever and when ever that maybe
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Don't like Home Depot either, Ace Hardware is alright.

I paid $120 for these shoes last year and they were in the sale in Macys but I can't take them back now, guess I will just keep them in the car until I drive past a place where ever and when ever that maybe
This is the one I use...

http://ragobrothers.com/

I Googled and there are about a dozen cobblers within a 10 mile radius of me.
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This is the one I use...

http://ragobrothers.com/

I Googled and there are about a dozen cobblers within a 10 mile radius of me.
Maybe I could mail them
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Maybe I could mail them
I noticed Rago Brothers mentioned shipping. Have you Googled for a shoe repairer near to you?
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Whoops, wrong thread. I thought this was a recipe thread escapee.
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I noticed Rago Brothers mentioned shipping. Have you Googled for a shoe repairer near to you?
Yep no answers or disconnected there is 1 chap who might be open still will try that option tomorrow.
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Whoops, wrong thread. I thought this was a recipe thread escapee.
I hear that the name of a shoe repairer in the US was just that,.... not a Cobbler as we have in the UK.
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Yep no answers or disconnected there is 1 chap who might be open still will try that option tomorrow.
Suppose there's not much call for new soles and heels on flip flops in sunny Cali.
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Suppose there's not much call for new soles and heels on flip flops in sunny Cali.
More like bloody Calvin Klien black painten sandles
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There should be a shoe repair shop somewhere near you. There was a story on NPR about them being kept busy lately, repairing and resoling expensive shoes. Look for "shoe repair" - to us, cobbler is a dessert unless you happen to be a blind mouse.
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Was reading this just yesterday

http://www.tampabay.com/incoming/article997768.ece
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How strange.

I think I have a place will call in the morning.
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Whoops, wrong thread. I thought this was a recipe thread escapee.

Yeah, peach cobbler
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