Sunday, April 26, 2009

White...

I rarely do a post on Sunday because of Shadow Shot, but my friend Lorie sent me an article and I had to share it with you...

When I first strolled through the streets of Palo, I was struck by something...something tugged at my heartstrings, the thought of opening another shop was the farthest thing from my mind, at that time...but I thought of Lorie, my old partner in crime. Both of us had put the thought out of our minds, but Palo kept nagging at me...so I called Lorie and said you have to see this town.

Her reaction was the same as mine...love at first sight! We knew the town was recovering from near devastation from the flood of '08, but the will of the people to pull their town back was obvious all around...good ol' heartland mindset, strong-willed and determined...we both agreed, this would be our next venture.

Yes, we are doing this lil' building...as we sat in the truck conjuring our next move, a name has always been the first thing to get set, as we build on those bones. I suggested to Lorie that we name the shop 'White', because of all the thousands of pieces of furniture we've painted white over the years...she loved it...so it was set, 'White' was born that very moment in time.

What called us to this town, to this shop, to this name...there were other forces taking place that we were totally unaware of...as I read the article Lorie sent me the night before, chills rolled over my psyche...during the flood, the people of Palo were asked to hang white rags on their doors, or their fences or where ever to let the rescuers know that the families had been relocated and were safe...

Now, I don't know about you, but to me this is a sign...a sign of a strong-willed community, neighbor helping neighbor, rebuilding and starting anew...my kinda place...it all made perfect sense from that point on, as Lorie and I take that plunge again for something we love...JUNKIN!

But it's about helping friends and about family...you can't get much more American then that...right!


So please read the article below, but grab a box of Kleenex, trust me on that one...you will totally see where we're coming from AND be ready for another blog to drool over. As Spring blossoms, so will we and Palo will rise again!

10 comments:

French Vanilla said...

Good luck Sharon!! Of course I love the name. I hope someday to come see your new venture (adventure!!). Peg

Dianne said...

A true American story! the kind that should be told more often

the building speaks to me from the photo, I am very ecited for you and for Palo on what the future holds

Elizabeth said...

White is indeed exciting and pure and I'm sure this venture will be a great success.

cconz said...

Love it sharon. Great story and a fabulous idea. Love the name, it is an omen. Can't wait to hear the adventures of sharon and her new shop!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I got chills too! It is definitely meant to be.

Utah Grammie said...

I am so totally proud of you two! I love the name, the building, the screen door - everything :-)

You will be a great success not only for what you are giving the town, the shoppers and the public, but for the strength of your conviction, the strength in you bones and the strength in your heart to start this journey is what most think of a perilous times.
"I got chills - they're multiplying, and I'm loosing control..'cause the power you're supplying....IT'S ELECTRIFYING!!'

annette said...

My goodness what a story!! How exciting for you guys, meant to be definately, best of luck to you both, enjoy :0)

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Way to go, Girlies! Isn't it amazing how the universe works? I am sure it is going to be wonderful. Good 4 U!
xo lulu

Anita said...

Very cool- we're psyched for you...a helluva commute...keep us posted on openin...

sarayutouched said...

white is perfect. white was meant to be... you are doing exactly what you were suppose to do.

xo
robin.