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For Labor Day, a look inside a Naval Academy institution: the cobbler shop


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My aunt and uncle were cobblers for a while, for some reason it seems to be a trade that Koreans have taken over in many communities.

There are no cobbler philosophers.

The dusty corners of American labor may be home to sage tailors and poet bartenders, the aging tradesmen who reveal life's lessons with a shave and martini. But these are no cobbler philosophers. These are deliberate men. It's a small job they do. They do it well and quietly. Then they go home.

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