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Our Senior Employee on Our New Truck

Edna Earle (Ladd) Burrage was raised by the founder of our company and her grandfather, J.E. Ladd Sr.  In the photo, the top two quilts on the stack of furniture pads to her left were handmade by her grandmother Fannie Ladd.  When Edna Earle was just a young girl she would play under the large quilting frame while up to ten friends and neighbors stitched away at the “quilting party” as she described it.  Tonight she pointed to patches in the quilts “I remember having a dress made out of that material.”  At 88 years, Edna Earle (and the quilts) are still going strong!  In fact, we are considering bringing Edna Earle out of retirement to move furniture for us.  I told her to report to work in the morning at 9am.  “I’ll be there…with muscles!”

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Tales of Great Granddaddy Ladd

Customers still tell me about watching my great grandfather strap a refrigerator onto his back and carry it up a flight of stairs.  One day I might give it a try. For now, three 27 gallon totes are enough for me!

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Moving a Rare Treasure

According to the customer, this antique etched glass table is only one of two in the world.  The other one was owned by Wallis Simpson, Dutchess of Windsor, the American Socialite who King Edward VIII (Prince Edward) abdicated his throne in order to marry in  1916.  The glass itself was beautiful, like looking into a golden cloud.

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Ladd Transfer Rolls Out The Vote!

As we have for generations, Ladd is in the process of moving the voting booths out to the precincts for the Durham County Board of Elections.  Rodney and Tony are shown ushering the equipment into St. Stephens Episcopal Churh in the Hope Valley neighborhood.  You can reward them for their efforts by taking the time to go out and vote on May 6th!

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Ms. Paley and the History of the Mason & Hamlin Grand Piano

Here is a delightful story from one of our customers whose piano we moved. There are also pictures of 3 very handsome movers and a beautiful Mason & Hamlin grand piano!

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Moving the Mirror Universe!

Today we moved Mrs. Berini from her 2 bedroom apartment to one nearly identical just below, except that it had 3 bedrooms.  It was disorienting, fascinating and fun!  Even the furniture was placed exactly as it was upstairs.  I almost expected a bearded evil Mr. Spock to materialize in the room!  My apologies to the folks who are not nerdy enough to get the reference.

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Our First Ever Newsprint Ad in 132 years!

This Wednesday’s issue of the Durham Herald Sun is their 125th anniversary commemorative issue. It will also be the very first newsprint advertisement that J.E. Ladd & Son Transfer has ever run! To see our 1/2 page full color ad with all generations of Ladd owners, pick up an issue or download the PDF from their site on Wednesday.  Click on the photo to visit their site.

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Ladd Movers and the Salvi harp in Chapel Hill

Last week we had the privilage of moving this gorgeous Salvi concert grand pedal harp while moving a household in Chapel Hill. How cool is our job?!

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Don’t waste your precious vacation days on moving!

There is no need to waste your vacation days with the task of moving, we can schedule evening and weekend moves to accomodate your schedule.  We understand how frustrating it can be when service comapines only keep banker’s hours during the same schedule you have to work to pay bills and support your family.  So we offer alternatives.  And the best part is there is no additional charge for this option.  Ask a Ladd about it!  Comment on this thread if there is anything else you think would help make your move easier.

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Not just Moving, we now offer Storage again!

The last time we offered storage services was in the 1940’s. We are thrilled to be brining this back! Through our partnership with County Attic, we can now give our customers options for affordable humidity-controlled, security-monitored storage!

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