The Barber's name is J.R., and I have been bringing my son, Alex, to his shop for the past 12 years. The shop is a small, cinder block building built in the 1950's, and it is located in a rural area of our County. The first time I stepped inside this building, I felt like I was going back in time. This shop is so much more than a place that locals come to get their hair cut, colored, or teased - yes, women are regular customers too. It is a local institution where a community comes together to share stories, experiences and their lives with each other.