Susan loses her iconic father Dennis Sailer at 92 who worked by himself seven days a week for nine hours a day, until his death on April 8, 2016.
Denny bequeathed the Sailer family with Adams Do it Best Hardware, a 65 year old Tustin California retail store full to the brim with goodies for the do-it-your-selfer. One of everything related to hardware rested in it’s perfect place in Adams on the first day Susan and son Douglas entered the store to open it’s doors a few days after he passed. The entire Tustin community came to show their respects with oodles of tears and stories about Denny and his need to be of service to others, while Susan kept it open for business and reliving her childhood making keys for customers and ringing up customers.
With the help of promotion on Loveline, Mid Day Live on KABC, and the Adam and Dr. Drew Podcast, Dr. Drew, Mike Catherwood and Adam Carolla all sent listeners in to buy items on sale for the final month to buffer the costs and pay sales taxes. The listener flooded the store and made it alive. Finally, after a psychic poll of Calling Out friends, Susan came to the decision to donate the thousands of items to Habitat for Humanity Restores in Orange County and a portion of items to Hillsides in Pasadena. And thanks to the many friends and family members who pitched in to do inventory and pack up the store, all of Denny’s dusty items are prominently featured in the Santa Ana location, as well as the Anaheim Habitat Restore.
On this episode. Psychic Rebel Colby is the Psychic du-jour, and special co-host from THiS LIFE PODCAST, Bob Forrest, and guest Mike Carano taking calls from the Playroom Podz Studio! Mike hears from his sister who recently passed in a tragic accident recently. Dr. Drew makes a cameo because he wants a question answered about his career.
Extro music “Breathe” courtesy of Mike Carano
Special blessings go out to Noe at Habitat for Humanity. Without his strength and vision, Adams Hardware would have had died without dignity. We truly appreciate the love and condolences from all who made it in to say goodbye to Denny Sailer, and Adams.
Thanks go out to my friends and family for coming to help with this endeavor..
Michelle, Joni, Christina, Cindy, Emily, Lori, Caleb, Steven, Drew, Douglas, Lance, Ken, Lindsay, Kayla, Jack, Jordan, and the Foothill boys. And also thanks to Shelby, Fransisco, Moses, Chris, and Sharon and Nathan and the Habitat volunteers for for pitching in and getting down and dirty! We cleared out so much inventory and it was quite a chore counting every item!