Lemoi customer Richard Zuckerman with cashier Kaitlin Weng. Photo By Janet G. Messenger

For years Lemoi Ace Hardware’s slogan has been “Use Our Know-How.” Last Sunday customer Richard Zuckerman returned the favor. Here cashier Kaitlin Weng holds the origami crane made for her on the spot by Mr. Zuckerman, an Evanston resident since 1964 and a retired executive recruiter. He exhausted his repertoire by showing her how to make two action-packed figures. Using a business card, he folded a frog that jumps. With 8×11 notebook paper he produced a crane that flaps its wings when the tail is pulled. As Ms. Weng said, “We have the most interesting customers.”