Vol XXI – #30 – Reflections on Rick

Report #7004 Photo: LR-9-9-21

LR 05-03-2016

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Vol XXI - #29 - Starry Morning

JF7 9992It’s with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Rick Lahmann, owner of Reflections in Fishtown for 25 years. Not many people know, but I had approached Rick back in 2017 about someday taking over Reflections. My goal at the time was to move up here and run The Leland Report. Reflections would be a great location to work out of. We had just come out with the Leland Report Book and I had plans to move up if possible. In the meantime, I got divorced, Covid hit, my kids went into college, and he wasn’t ready to leave the business. “I don’t know what I’d do with myself in the Summer”, he told me. Every year, we put it off another year.  This April he had given me the opportunity to run it as his health was failing and he wasn’t going to be able to operate it day to day. Before that point, I was not confident it would happen, so the offer was unexpected. After a stressful week of decision making, I had to turn it down. My life had changed so much since that initial meeting, there were some things I just could not sacrifice. Rick was always a kind and warm soul and I miss going down there to say hello. We would share a beer, and he would tell me how he missed Keith and Biscuit going down the hill to greet him. Goodbye, Rick! 

-Jim Burnham

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Laurie
Laurie
6 days ago

I’m so sorry to hear the sad news. Although I didn’t know Rick personally, I always enjoyed stopping in and seeing what was new in Reflections.

rasa poorman
rasa poorman
9 days ago

So sorry for Fishtown’s and his family’s loss 🙁

MaryBeth Rollings
MaryBeth Rollings
9 days ago

Rick would sell my Fishtown paintings for me. He was always so thoughtful and a pleasure to work with. I am very sorry to hear this sad news.

Chris
Chris
9 days ago

So sorry about your friend..I believe I met him once at the store years ago.. I like that store.. wish you could of got it..still love seeing Biscuit pictures❤️

Catryna
Catryna
9 days ago

Sorry for the loss of your friend!! (Wish you would have taken him up on his offer)

Dick, in Rankin
Dick, in Rankin
9 days ago

Sounds like you lost a great friend. Always saddening.