#1

Member
Idaho Falls, Idaho
(This post was last modified: 08-05-2019, 03:49 PM by Lipripper660.)
Change is inevitable but today one of my favorites closed the doors.  Mickey Lee Soapworks hung up thief spurs.  You can read more on their Facebook page.  So long Drunken Goat.

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#2

Member
Idaho Falls, Idaho
(This post was last modified: 08-05-2019, 04:11 PM by Lipripper660.)
(Samantha's post)
This is a very difficult post to write, especially after being able to share such great news of Eric's promotion to chief.

But the time has come for us here at Mickey Lee Soapworks to close up shop. With Eric's new rank, it also means another move. Much sooner than we initially thought; we are slated to move the end of September.

We've been so very fortunate to have had such support to be in business for 5 years. When we first started experimenting with making shave soap we never knew the wild ride we were in for. Being an active duty family and trying to run a business has been very difficult. Moving a family last minute is difficult on its own, but having to uproot a business on top of it is even more stressful. This is why we've made the choice to close before our next move. We will be keeping our site open through the end of the month.

To be able to fully convey our depth of gratitude would be impossible, but we want you all to know how much of an impact you've all made on our lives. We never expected the support we received and we've constantly been blown away. We've made so many friends and gotten so share so much with so many of you. We've seen some of you get married, have children, buy homes...it's been amazing!

There are some of you in the shave community who have become lifelong friends. First of all, Casie and Brad Maggard, you took a chance on us when we were brand new. It's not only been an honor to be carried by your shop, but to also call you both friends. Chris Cullen, our big brother. You and your family will always be our family. Jason Rudman, Jason Spiegelman, and Chad Irish...the support and friendships you all have given us will be something we'll always cherish.

For everyone who ever bought from us, passed us along to a shave friend, or just offered words of encouragement/support through the years...without all of you, we never would have been. Thank you, from the bottoms of our hearts.

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#3
will be missed..great products..

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#4

Member
Redwood City
very sad. I absolutely LOVE the Kraken.

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#5

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
They shall definitely be missed but I wish them all good fortune on this new chapter of their lives.

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#6

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
sorry to see this. I wish them the best of luck with their future endeavors!

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#7

Member
Idaho Falls, Idaho
I know all too well the pressures of running a side gig.  I too wish them well and happy returns on their new adventure.  Reunion is one of my favorite vetivers and Jefferson Square is a sublime lavender.  And who else is going to make a soap named Drunken Goat?  I have enough Mickey Lee to last awhile but might pick up a tub or two more before they are gone.

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#8

Member
Los Angeles
His rank now puts him in the E-7 pay grade.  E standing for enlisted or a non-com.  In every branch of the military there only two other pay grades E-8 and E-9.  So, the man is getting very high.  I thank him for his service and I truly mean that.

I was an E-5 during Jack's war.

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#9

Merchant
St. Louis, MO
(08-06-2019, 09:27 PM)Tidepool Wrote: His rank now puts him in the E-7 pay grade.  E standing for enlisted or a non-com.  In every branch of the military there only two other pay grades E-8 and E-9.  So, the man is getting very high.  I thank him for his service and I truly mean that.

I was an E-5 during Jack's war.

Thank you BOTH for your service.

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#10

Member
St. Louis, MO
Mickey Lee Soapworks is/was a great company run by exceptional people. When I was working in Korea with a lot of younger enlisted I was put in touch with Mrs. Mickey Lee and she sent me tons of shave gear for free to hand out to the young men. What a fine lady.

Making Chief in the Navy is a big deal. It's a pretty elite club and is a commendable accomplishment. No other branch has anything equivalent to the prestige of making Chief. I've seen two men get promoted to Chief and it was a very challenging road for each, but they made it. They were very good men too, the Navy will benefit from these men for years to come. I have no doubts Mr. Mickey Lee is also a very good man.

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