Friday, July 30, 2010

Leola's Yard Sale!!

Who in their right mind would be cleaning storage when it is 90 degrees and 100% humidity? I am prepping for Leola's yard sale tomorrow,and am grateful to have help. One of "my three sons" is helping load or a heat stroke would be eminent. I will have photos of sale on next post, which should be in next few days--could be sooner . Could also be later! I am adding photos,here, taken during storm on Tuesday. Remember sale tomorrow!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Storms overhead

O.K. Second blog on it's way-hold on to your hat. It was stormy yesterday,as I drove to Ozark. I intended to take photos along the road,but found that impossible. The shop was full of people waiting to have lunch at Lamberts. If you have no experience with this eatery you would be amazed at the long lines. Cash only, no reservations and a wait as long as three hours. Guess where they stop over when they have nothing to do while waiting for table? Most of the people are very nice, but we have a problem with them heading for our white-cushioned chairs. We are now tying ribbon across arms so they will not recline upon these cushions. Jan was running shop yesterday and as I mentioned, she is very patient. Did I mention they discourage my working behind the counter? We have wonderful customers who really appreciate what we do, and new people are finding us everyday. The ladies of Leolas are cleaning house and having a yard sale this Sat. If you are within driving distance of Springfield,take 65 hi-way to Division,turn East to Fm. Rd. 185 , South on 185 to signs. Lots of really good merchandise. Our sister Linda and her daughter Kelli live at this address. They are the shop owners, along with Jan and I.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday, July 24

My first experience in writing a blog. I am one of the owners of Leola’s Vintage Home and Garden, located in Ozark,MO. Jan, my sister and a co-owner of Leola’s, writes the Summer Sundays blog. I will have a lot to live up to, because she is a good writer and she is very patient--me, I have a little A.D.D. My problem seems to be my brain running ahead, so I occasionally make a disclaimer that In retrospect would have been better left unsaid. That having been said, it does sometimes make for interesting dialogue. I also seem to have a knack for remembering trivia--some really worthless stuff. My mom, Leola, always said I read magazines and newspapers back to front; the trivia always being in the back. I hope to make this a journey of discovery for myself , and maybe some others will join me along the way. I want to show you the path I have taken as I live the life I choose. I will take you on a literal journey as I travel the thirty miles from my house to Leola’s. Most of the time, there will be stops along the way. Hopefully you will take the journey along with me.