Dear Abu,

     Just sending a note to thank you again for your help in appraising my hand-knotted silk Kayseri Turkish rug. Sewing the loops on the backside, and adding the rod and tassels, makes for a perfect wall hanging.  You can see this in the Photo Jim texted to you. I will enjoy this work of art for many years to come.
     During our visit, we reflected on our many travels, especially in Europe and the Middle East. As a young man just out of high school, I spent 2 years on a navy destroyer. Most of those two years, we were in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Later on, as part of my career with AT&T, I lived in Tehran for two years 1977-1979.  This is when the Iranian Revolution was brewing.  For the most part, the Iranian people were friendly and hospitable to us expats. You and I were fortunate to experience the different cultures in various parts of the world.
     I am impressed by the quantity, quality, and variety of carpets in your showrooms.  Your knowledge and experience, combined with your focus on customer service, will ensure your success in the future.
My Best Regards to You and your Staff,
  Jerry Laurin