I was fortunate to meet Dr. Herbert Eighmy in 1992; he became my mentor. He had a zest for life and nature to the very end. To this day, 25 years later, I continue to see and admire his great work.
When we first met, he owned the beautiful dental building on the corner of Edinger and Bolsa Chica that is now our office. When I first saw the building, I had said to myself that it would be awesome if, someday, I owned a practice “just like that.”
It was fate a few years later in 1995, I had the opportunity to purchase Dr. Eighmy’s practice. After he sold me the building, Herb made it clear that the wood bird sculptures in the lobby were not part of the sale, and he took them to his home in Montana where they sat for 10 years.
In 2018, I asked Herb and his wife Penny if I could purchase the sculptures. After all, they were made for the office in the first place. To my surprise, they brought them back!
Dr. Eighmy’s legacy will live on in our dental office through these bird sculptures, and I will always think of him each time I walk by them.