Well the last couple of days have been what I would call a " mixed bag", you know blessings and sad stuff mixed together...
Watched the 150th from the local National Guard Armory ship out to Iraq this week. Stood and waved at them as their caravan passed the shop and wondered about the fathers, sons, brothers, husbands on those buses and who would return to their family when their tour of duty was done....
So many young faces in those bus windows...and right before Christmas too...what lousy timing! I pray for them and their family's!
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Lost a friend to cancer this week, his name was Mike Elliott. According to his obit he was an elder at the Eleanor Presbyterian Church, and a CLP at Ruffner Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charleston. He was a former Putnam County Clerk, a former member of the Eleanor Town Council, a former member and fire chief of the Eleanor Volunteer Fire Department , husband to Ann Raynes Elliott for 34 years, father of two children, grand father of three.
What he really was was a big man full of life and laughter, profound intellect, and love for his fellow man, a public servant and a christian to his very bone marrow and the kind of man you would be proud to have your son grow up to be. He will be missed. Please say a prayer for his family.
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My aunt Mary Shank has heart surgery tomorrow so please pray for her and her family. Her doctor finally deemed her well enough for surgery.
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In the shop our blessings continue to run over and over and over...loads of wonderful people in, laughter, tears, a few hugs and sharing life, ahhh this shop is truly what dreams are made of.....I thank God for this experience every day!
New shipments in, new consignment items in.... some pics follow of new consigned items, many more than those pictured below have come in just this week alone....
Come see us in the shop soon!!!!