Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.
Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.
Willie and I met when our oldest children were just babies. Our husbands worked together and planned a trip to the mountains for the day without asking either of us. I really did not want to go, nor did Willie, as we had not even met. We went that day and had a great time and we our families have been close friends for 50 years. They live in Atlanta but we manage to visit as often as possible. Even though it might be months since I have seen them, it is like I just saw them yesterday when we get together.
Recently I drove down to Blue Ridge GA where their oldest son Doug has a cabin. I was able to visit with some of their children and granddaughter and we tour the big town of Blue Ridge. I think if you have friends like this you are truly blessed.
Recently I met one of my customers when I was coming out of the polling place to vote. He was a candidate in the election and we had helped him with his campaign in the design department, printing department and mailing department. He said “the reason that he like coming to Burns was that it was one stop and it was done and he did not have to worry about running all over town”. By the way he won in the election.
Our mailing manager plays a big part in making each mailing a success. The customers jobs move from one experienced department to the next and finally to the mail box.
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I just got back from Blue Ridge GA on Wednesday. I was invited by my friends of 50 years, Willie and Charles Stancil. Charles and Ken worked together at Lockheed back in the 60s and the two families quickly became friends. At the time they had Doug and we had Kathy who were just 6 months apart. It was Doug’s and his wife Allison’s cabin in the mountains where we stayed. On Sunday their daughter NIcki and her family came and we spent some great time catching up. What is really special about this friendship is that Ken and I moved back to Knoxville about a year after we met them but we have kept up over the years, visited, camped, and enjoyed the times that we got to see them. When we are together it is just like we saw each other yesterday.
If you have not been to the mountains in North GA, I highly recommend it. The drive from Knoxville is beautiful, but the roads are winding. Weekends are very busy in Blue Ridge, but we visited on Monday and it was not crowded. Also if you are in the area, I recommend you go to an apple orchard called Mercier’s. They have fresh baked goods, honey, a brewery and of course, apples when they are in season.
It was good to have some time with friends, relax and see a new place.
I have been working on updating my house for the last few years. Hopefully the last thing that I am doing is the kitchen. I had a customer a few years back that paints kitchen cabinets and they do a really good job. My cabinets are pretty old but were in good shape. I had to take everything out of the drawers and they took the doors and drawers back to their shop for repainting. I put everything in boxes according to the drawers and was able to cook despite the mess. Last week they finished and it makes the kitchen so much brighter. Today the granite people are coming to make a template of the counter tops and they have to have everything off the counter tops in order to do this. My job this evening will be to put everything back in place. Hope I remember how to hook up the computer.
One thing that I have been putting off for years is cleaning out the attic . When my youngest daughter Joy was in college she asked when were we cleaning out the attic. I told her we were not cleaning it out and that we were going to die and leave everything to them, including the attic. I was only kidding but I bet she was surprised when I had it cleaned out. I had 3 helpers and it was a trip down memory lane for sure but what a mess. All 4 of us were covered in dust and it took some time to vacuum up the mess.
With the remodeling, puppy sitting and working, my summer has started off very busy. I think I need a trip to the beach already.
It is Friday and who doesn’t need a break. After sitting at a computer all day Amy, our Mailing Manager need a break and came into my office to play with Lincoln. He has been lazy all day, snoring under my desk. She had to coax him from under my desk to get him to play. It is Friday and I think that he has started his weekend early. Oh wait, he doesn’t do anything every day, he is living the life. He could be just a bit spoiled.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I am having my attic cleaned out, bright and early in the morning. It will be interesting to see what is up there. A lot of my two daughters things from childhood and teenage years. Joy once asked he when were we cleaning out the attic. I told her we were not cleaning it out, we were going to die and let them clean it out. I changed my mind on that. Joy will be here next Friday, no telling what might end up in her car.
Phyllis Robinette Burns, President
Burns Mailing & Printing, Inc. has been in business since 1981. It was started by my late husband, Ken Burns, in our garage. Ken was very good with anything mechanical and printing came very natural for him. He put two presses together that were not running and made a working press. After a couple of moves out of the garage, we built our current location at 6131 Industrial Heights Dr. in 1994. This was the same year that both of our daughters got married. If you think that building a building, moving a business and having two weddings all in one year is stressful, you would be right. I was Vice President of a local car dealership and supported the family while Ken got the business going. In 1990, I joined him and I have now been in the printing/mailing business for 28 years. In 2010 Ken had a major stroke and could not work in the business and in 2014 he passed away with Leukemia. He was the love of my life.
I have a very professional and supportive staff with most of the employees being here for some time. The great thing is that if I cannot be at the business, I don’t have to worry that my customers are not being taken care of. We pride ourselves with great customer service. Their success is our success.
If you would like to find out about our great customer service for yourself, give us a call at 865 584-2265 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free estimate. You can also set up an appointment for a free consultation about your project. I think every good direct mailing or printing should start at inception.
We are 100% women owned and certified by the State of TN as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE).