Congratulations to Randy Klein and his family for their portrayal of Norm Abram at all phases of his life, from a small mischievous boy up to a full-grown bearded woman (just kidding about that, Mr. Abram).
The Kleins won via universal acclaim for several reasons: Convincing an entire family to do something this crazy, and the looks on the kids’ faces. We suspect the kids are all up to no good and we’re glad to see safety glass on the whole lot.
The Kleins win a “New Yankee Workshop” coffee mug that is autographed by Norm Abram himself. Abram signed the mug for Publisher Steve Shanesy. Randy Klein has three choices: keep the mug as-is, rub off Steve’s name or Randy can change his name to “Steve.” We’re also going to throw in a two-year subscription to either Popular Woodworking or Woodworking Magazine , just because we can.
We’ve posted some of our other favorites in a Flickr slideshow, which you can view here. Below are some of our favorite runners-up:
OK, we’re suckers for kids dressed like Norm.
Three generations of Norm! Excellent.
This footwear isn’t so good for the shop , no steel toes.
– Christopher Schwarz
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