June 22, 1998
Dear Leslie and Gary,
It was really fun visiting you and two of your offspring, and touring your interesting and amazing workshop. Hope you've received some rain and are not suffering too much from the heat.
Unlike the chair pictured on this notecard (which is not lacking in personality and charm), our Weeks Rocker is a thing of beauty. Comfortable. Gorgeous. We are so thrilled! Thank you, Gary, for creating such a lovely, perfect work of art. Our descendants will enjoy it too.
C. and T.O.
Saint Jo, Texas
June 14, 1998
Just thought we should drop you a note to say how much we are enjoying the walnut rocking chair. Our children and many friends have smiled when they saw it, and had to try it out and, of course, put a hand on the beautiful wood.
Thank you for this work or art that will continue to enhance our lives!
M. and D.C.
March 01, 1998
The chair is a pleasure to sit in, a joy to the eye, and sensuous to the touch. The wood is fine to start with, carefully matched, and finely finished. In short, I am impressed and pleased.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
January 22, 1998
Jack,[A friend and former employee passed this on, GW]
I know we aren't supposed to treasure things, but the rocking chair must be an exception. The walnut is just incredible. Thank you very much for picking it out, delivering it, and of course, helping in its construction. Please give my deepest thanks to Gary for making this possible. I can't imagine there being a better rocker made in the whole world. Tell him that he must pass the skill on. One or both of his boys must continue this out.
September 15, 1996
Just a quick note to let you know how much J. and I are enjoying our rocking chairs and how proud we are to have these fine pieces of furniture in our home.
The enjoyment they bring to our daily routine and the compliments we receive about their beauty and comfort are gratifying; however, they also are a fond reminder of our ties to the Hill Country and our getting to know you. A couple of weeks ago, as I applied the annual coat of lemon oil for the second time, I was once again impressed by the dedication to detail and the excellent craftsmanship that went into their construction.
June 15, 1996
The chair was incredibly well received. L. and B. absolutely loved it and all the wedding guests were so impressed by its beauty and comfort.
L. just told me that everyone who comes in their house is drawn to it. Thanks for providing the perfect wedding gift.
Dripping Springs, Texas
January 25, 1996
Christmas surprise was a tremendous success, and grandpa and H. are already enjoying it together. T. was 100% delighted and has proudly shown it to all our friends. My 87 year old mother settled into it Christmas afternoon, much to his dismay — it truly is amazing how comfortable it is to all shapes and sizes!
Paradise Valley, Arizona
October 3, 1994
I can't tell you how many hours H. and I spend in the rocking chair. It has been a wonderful addition to our home and family.
Thank you so much,
M. and C.J.
June 21, 1994
Dear Mr. Weeks,
As I mentioned in my call yesterday, the rocker you craft has been on my mind since seeing it on a visit to Austin two years ago. First attracted to the splendid treatment of the wood, I also found myself reluctant to get up once I'd settled in it. That you have developed a rocking chair comfortable to the back and to the eye without compromises to either is a considerable accomplishment.
Cary, North Carolina
May 5, 1992
Dear Leslie and Gary,
B. drove over 400 miles today to surprise me with your chair #6. I wish you could have seen the look on my face when I walked in the house!
The rocking chair is a perfect blend of art and engineering. It is absolutely wonderful! We've placed it by the fireplace where it belongs.
You've created a family heirloom — a real treasure. Thank you sincerely for using your talent in such a lovely way.