Ed had barbered fifty years; 30 years in Loyalton. As a 1959 Loyalton High School graduate, he was greeted by alumni and customers who threatened he couldn’t retire without a replacement. Locals hoped the barber business would sell. Ed says in a small town, without a second income, they wouldn’t make it.
There was a long line of potluck dishes including Judge Ervin’s chili, and a good variety of cake for dessert.
Pastor Ral Klundby acted as Master of Ceremonies and there were a few fun stories told on Ed.
Leroy Vanetti remembered as a kid, Ed wanted to be a barber and he practiced on Leroy and his friends by buzzing all their heads in the garage. Later at school, Principal Frank Piperato didn’t appreciate the hair cuts and wouldn’t allow them to play basketball for two weeks.
Ed and Gloria were presented a gift certificate for their favorite get-a-way at Gold Hill by East Sierra Valley Chamber of Commerce President, Mike
The barber chair and much of the memorabilia and old photos were donated to the local museum, thrift shop, Rotary and some to the dump. Ed’s expertise and experience will be sorely missed in Sierra Valley!