Michigan Barber Retires After 61 Years of Service

Feb 23, 2019 130

BY: Gregg Krupa

There were not many jobs around town when Tony Lombardo got back from the Army in the early 1950s. Lombardo took great pride in serving his country. But amid a stubborn, deep recession that gripped it, there was not much a young man could do to make a living. "So, a friend of mine says, 'Tony, why don't you go to barber school.'" Lombardo said to The Detroit News. "You've got to have a license to practice barbering.

"He said, 'You're not going to get rich, but you'll always make enough to buy a loaf of bread to feed the family.'" In the 65 years since, Lombardo, 88, has had sufficient bread. He also made lots of friends, including several families who have come to him for haircuts for four generations.

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SOURCE: https://www.usnews.com

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