There is a reason we have children. In today's world it is called technology.


I have been building CBGs about a year now and finally feel good enough about my builds to think of selling them. Also health problems make my going back to work after being on medical leave for six months questionable. Even if I can go back the medical restrictions may be such I may need transferring to a whole new job category and need to learn a new set of job skills. So, I need a "PLAN B"!


Vola' I can build and sell CBGs now and you guys have been so much encouragement to me! The problem is how? That is where a tech and business savvy daughter comes in the picture.


Our daughter Katrina Ryon who is co-owner of Sunlight Mountian Inn in Glenwood Springs Colorado is visiting with us for a week - God is so good! If you like Ski Resorts, do Elk or Moose hunting, snowmobile or horse back tours, or just a mountain experience, or a place to relax or even get married I highly suggest you check out Sunlight Mountain INN! They have the most wonderful "Defiance Bar-B-Que"!


Kaje, as we call katrina, has spent the weekend helping me set up a FaceBook page and GoDaddy page for my business. My full name is "Hiram Franklin Tennyson III" so my wife, Kathy, suggested HFT III Strings. Thats what it will be under in FB and


Now, my medical problems center around memory and confusion issues. Including time lapses and what my neeurologist refers to as "Mental breaks". My son's daughter, my granddaughter, Linsey, who I nicknamed upon her birth "Little Bit" has a bad case of Atrtention Deficit Disorder "ADD". After seing "Up, Up, and Away" we kid her that she wwill start introducing herself and say, "Hello, my name is ---- Squirrel"!


Linsey has fallen in love with the idea of making the guitars. She does have some business sense, and is a child of the tech age. When she was a teen  she lived with us and made life so easy for us "Old Folk" programming our phones, remotes, VCRs, and such. She carries on her conversations while playing "Angry Birds and checking and updating FB". Short story long, Linsey is going to start helping me with building the CBGs and keeping the sites updated, and tracking orders and such.


All this has happened literally overnight, one day I was wringing my hands wondering how to go about starting and online business, then Kaje drops in and the Colorado Kid starts doing her impression of Donald Trump. No wonder Sunlight Mountain Inn has been such a success!


Yes, I love my childern, and grandchildren, and the fact of this wonderful generation gap that exists between us. But I love that we have common loves, these crazy wooden boxes that once housed cigars which can be transformed into sweet sounding musical instruments to rival, dare I say out perform, Gibsons or Martins. They love blues and old bluesy country, just like I do and that is what these open tunings are so good at. At least today, I am a Happy Poppa and Grandpoppa!



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Comment by 3 String Blues on May 6, 2013 at 5:31am

although, i am not sure how much you have built on your site, but I would highly sugest a better and more simpler website name, that one is terrible for serch engines,  you need something like "Franklins" frankings 3" or so on....then in the top tage line you put the info you want, you have to make it easy to find you... and tell others, that way when you are out in public you can say ...juast serch for "frankings 3 strings" and they can find you.

Comment by 3 String Blues on May 6, 2013 at 5:26am

you can totally do it!....start your own cbg buisness, it will work if you belive in yourself!

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