I happened to walk into Haskell’s barber shop on a particularly rough day. I had just turned 31 and it was the kind of day where you can’t shake the idea that you’re life is not where you pictured it to be. We didn’t say much our first meeting, but he gave me a great hair cut, scalp massage, and showed me where my part should really be. It was a quietly restoring experience and he’s been my barber ever since.
Haskell C. Ford is 93. He’s been a barber for nearly 70 years and has cut his way through more than 200,000 heads of hair, all without missing a single day’s work. He is my friend. This is a tribute to his kindness and the changes people make in our lives often without them knowing.