"The original designer of these birds, a gentleman by the name of Frank Foust, called them 'comfort birds' because they were smooth and they would fit in the palm of your hand and it was comforting just to hold them.
I decided to start carving these little birds and sell them with all proceeds going to Hope Hospice. Very generously Peggy, the gallery owner, agreed to participate as well. I sell them for $25 with the gallery share and my share donated to Hope Hospice.
So far the response has been very positive, and we hope to make a difference for this worthy cause."
Bob is a retired firefighter having served 30 years with the Providence Fire Department Rhode Island.
He and his wife Chris are full time residents of Florida, living in North Fort Myers.
Bob's interests are wood carving, wood working and boat building, having built 14 boats with the latest a 37' cruising catamaran named "Masquerade."
He has entered the Southwest Florida Carving Exposition held in Punta Gorda and has brought home a variety of 'First' and 'Second' Place ribbons.
"I can create custom bottle stoppers, canes and walking sticks characterized from your photos." Priced upon request.
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