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Happy 83rd Birthday, Ken Norton!

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Bill Giduz ’74 obtained a brownie and ice cream cake from Ben and Jerry’s. I procured a birthday card from CVS and a Davidson Journal coffee mug. We snuck in the back of Raeford’s Barber Shop on Main Street and got it all set up with nine found candles, the kaboodle balanced on cardboard in the seat of a disused barber chair next to the vintage Frigidaire. Then we snuck back around to the shop’s front entrance and came in and sat down to wait for our haircuts, whistling innocently at the ceiling, joshing with Mr. Norton, proprietor Ron Raeford, fellow barbers “T” (for Thomas) Marsh and Tim (for Tim) White. When Mr. Norton got toward Bill’s turn, Bill disappeared in back and came barrelling back out front with a lit cake and a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday. Instant party! Mr. Norton has been cutting hair in this town since World War II. Think about that. And you can read about it in this Davidson Journal article. Happy Birthday, Mr. Norton! And many more. (That was mighty good cake.)