Schmidt’s Gems & Fine Jewelry

Shopping for jewelry can be daunting. Few of us could say very much about precious metals and stones just by looking at them, so we must rely on jewelers’ expertise in the matter. The occasions for which we buy jewelry may be the most special of our lives, so leaving things to chance simply will not do. That many stores incentivize their staff to sell aggressively can be off-putting, and to entrust a beloved heirloom to a new acquaintance for mending demands the highest degree of confidence in their abilities.

The Enigma Emporium

Hello, detective. You’ll not know my name, but I know you, and I know your impressive reputation as a breaker of codes and solver of crimes. Well, I come offering you both. The FBI has tried to catch me with zero success. Let us see if you can do any better. In these cards I offer you four confessions, as well as the location of the crime that has been committed. Every Moriarty needs his Holmes (though not every Moriarty became that way by choice…) At any rate, let us put your wits and wisdom to test. I wish you luck, my new friend. Truly, I don’t think you know how much I wish you good luck, companion…

Wish You Were Here

Santa Joe

“Throughout the 90s my wife and I volunteered a lot for Toys for Tots — we love kids and the Marines,” said Santa Joe. “One year the volunteer Santa had to bow out. I was working in the warehouse that day, because I know how to use a forklift, and I thought ‘well, I’ve got a beard, and I’m fat,’ which were my two goals when I got out of the Navy, so I offered to be Santa that year.