The Morning News At Branch












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  1. You and your husband must be very proud to see such a great piece leave your hands. I’m so hoping for an installed picture.

  2. Safe journey! And congratulations again to Buck and the team. It’s taken me awhile to express my admiration for this project, I think because the scale of it was so massive as to be intimidating. Somewhat overwhelming for someone with a little patch of a courtyard garden to comprehend – but I am still able to appreciate the craftsmanship!

  3. I am SO happy for you- what an impressive accomplishment for your whole team!!

  4. How exciting! How long did it take to load all that up and get it safely secured?

  5. Jo Ann Marsh says

    Wow! A job well done!

  6. Deborah Silver says

    Thank you Jo Ann! Deborah

  7. Deborah Silver says

    Greg, it took about 2.5 hours. Of course the bridge crane did the actual loading. A flat bed truck comes with spools of strapping attached to the sides, so everything can be very efficiently tied down. Deborah

  8. Deborah Silver says

    Thanks Christina. We are pretty dang pleased. Deborah

  9. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Sharon, I don’t have one place in my entire yard that would accomodate one of these structures, but I am thrilled we had the chance to make them. Deborah

  10. Deborah Silver says

    Mark, we all are very proud of this project-they are beautiful indeed. Deborah

  11. Silvia Weber says

    Dear Deborah, that last photo is enough to make you cry!

  12. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Silvia, you have that right! Deborah

  13. Very exciting at both ends of the journey!

  14. My girlfriend saw my post on Facebook and said..”Hey, my company in Milwaukee,Wi. made the overhead crane!” Pride in what you do continues on! I am happy again to share this post with her to see that “her” crane did “all” the work again. Great job! If we don’t get an installed photo…think we will all be so devastated.

  15. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Christine, very well said-thanks. Deborah

  16. Deborah Silver says

    Susan, we all have our fingers crossed that someday there will be pictures. Thanks, Deborah

  17. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Susan, I love this letter from you. We buy American made tools and materials. Our steel comes from Canada. We manufacture in the midwest of the US. Your friend whose company builds bridge cranes and my group who builds garden ornament of every description-we are all about American engineered and made. This was a very good day for all of us. Thanks so much for writing. Deborah

  18. Congrats to all involved! A truly magnificent creation.

    Am thinking your driver is going to receive lots of inquiries from other professional drivers as he stops for fuel, etc. along his journey south re, “whatcha haulin’ there?” And don’t you suppose motorists will likewise be speculating on what this unusual cargo is as they pass by it on the highway?

    Am guessing the folks who drive these rigs and do this work “haul stuff” most of the time. Cargo which has value, but no true distinction. This, on the other hand, is priceless art. I’ll bet the driver is very proud to be in charge of delivering it safely.

    Happy trails!

  19. Deborah Silver says

    Dear Anne, thanks so much for your letter. Loved it. Deborah

  20. Will Steve and your team go down to Florida to oversee the installation?

  21. I am sure I don’t have to tell you how beautiful these pieces are and I can’t imagine everybody’s pride.
    On a funny note, in that last picture the drive looks a lot like Jay Z.

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