At daycare they used to call son David a "gentle soul." Larry Horstdaniel, the Madison Street barber and sage, is a much older version of the same personality type. He's been at his present location for 48 years, and at another downtown location for 16 years before that.
Larry's wife, Barbara, passed away recently after several months of decline following a stroke. Larry's simple message on the shop door let his customers know.
I can't imagine how heavy his heart was as he wrote those few words to let his clients know why the barber pole was not rotating that day.