...to THE CINNAMON STICK!! Yesterday began "Day One" of our 30th year of being storekeepers! Even I am saying "how did that happen"!! I look back at all the people I have met, friends I have made (some that I have lost) This past year had some sadness for me, as a customer that started with me all those years ago...and was a regular... died last August at 83. I miss you Marge! (she was a creative display genius)! Retail mistakes that I have made, people I have misjudged...it is all part of those 29 years and I wouldn't do anything differently (well maybe I would make up my mind quicker on some items that I regret now for not purchasing)!!
Tony and I were reflecting on some of the funny stories - like the time we purchased a huge cupboard and had to tie it to the top of our station wagon and all the tires "almost" went flat. Made it to a gas station just in time!! We moved alot of antiques thru these years - it has been a great journey and my goal is to STILL be a storekeeper till I am 80! Then and just then, I may retire. (or maybe not)!!
I am truly blessed with being able to do what I love, be a little "different" than some other stores, a husband who loves it all too (and creative to boot)! I am surrounded with good, wholesome and creative people! There is good and bad in everything, but I promised myself to only spend time on the good..be kind to myself...let the others fend for themselves.
THE CINNAMON STICK has a lot to be grateful for...thank you sweet friends. XOXO