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Fifty years and still “clipping away”

Timmy Kasprowicz returned to Greenbush and received another haircut from local barber Norm Miller. (photo by Mavis Gonshorowski)

It all began 50 years ago when a new barber rolled into Greenbush. His name? Norman Miller.

“I was on my way to get some quarters from Gordon Anderson, (manager of the Farmer’s Cooperative creamery) and was coming from the Hildahl house where we were living when Timmy (Kasprowicz) saw me and asked, ‘Are you opening up?’ Yeah, I said, come on down.”

That day became a significant part of history…Timmy was Norm’s very first customer.

On Sunday evening, May 28, Tim and his wife, Sandy (Kuznia), now residing in Chaska, Minn., stopped by “Norm’s Barber Shop” for some good old reminiscing.

It didn’t take long for Tim to once more slide into the barber chair…the exact same chair he had placed himself a half century ago. It was time for another haircut.

“The barber chair was 40 years old when I bought it from a barber in Roseau,” said Miller. “That makes it 90 years old – it has never required one bit of servicing!”

To see the complete story, read the June 7 issue of The Tribune in print or online.

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