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Ron Williams checks the levels of a piece of granite he is installing near the the 22-piece jester he made for his cards-loving mother at her home in Electric City. The project has taken roughly a month and a half. - Jacob Wagner photos

Some mothers get a card or flowers for Mother's Day, others get a customized granite walkway in the backyard.

Ron Williams, who owns Guaranteed Welding, made his mother, Alice Jimeson, a deck-of-cards themed walkway for her home in Electric City, complete with a large spade, club, heart, diamond, and, for the coup de gras, a joker. Jimeson loves to play cards.

The joker's face alone took about 12 hours, Williams said, and the surrounding pieces, such as the jester hat, took another 15 to make. The joker consists of a total of 22 pieces of granite.

The project as a whole took Williams about...

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