A barbershop isn't simply a place to get a hair cut.
Most men will admit a trip to the barber is a social visit, as well.
That's because a man develops a lasting friendship with his barber.
The shop is a place of interaction and public discourse. It's a center of news, sports and weather.
So it's always an event when a barber leaves.
On Thursday, tonsorial artist Albin Barnisky, 75, called it quits at his Tamaqua shop after a 51-year career.
Many stopped in on his final day, including customers Cody Houser and Gary Wetterau of Tamaqua.