Greetings from the wild and wooly spectacular coast of Maine! We have a blustery day that can't decide whether to drizzle or burst into sunny song. Presently it's hands down drizzle... but there are clearly patches of blue trying to eke out some real estate.
One of our favorite fall colors is, of course, 'pumpkin'!
And rightly so, if all the farm stores in Maine have anything to say about it. We were lucky enough yesterday to make the acquaintance of the beefiest pumpkin in six counties. And guess what that big boy weighed! Four hundred pounds you say? Nine hundred? Guess again. This leviathan weighed in at one thousand three hundred and sixty pounds!
One of our dear customers in Seattle sent to her nephew, Colin, a ‘hope’ glassybaby while he was deployed to Iran. Her wish was for its encouraging light to help ease his time there. I am pleased to report that he did return without a scratch and our hope is that all soldiers come home safely like Colin.
A thoughtful lady in California who is suffering from a brain tumor has been planning ahead for her next life journey. During her ordeal a family member gave her a glassybaby which brought her great peace and calm. She is sharing the light as she prepares for her final services by ordering 120 glassybaby… one in each color to give to her friends as they attend her memorial celebration. Such generosity of spirit is being demonstrated by this lady of grace and courage.
Lastly I must tell you of the sweet lady who was in the Bellevue store last week. When she stepped in the door she drew a deeeeeeep breath of relief as she told Cindy of her hectic life. Seems she is taking a class and the first day the leader asked each person to talk about themselves and what makes them happy. The lady said she is so busy with with work , family, children and grandchildren… which of course make her happy… her great happiness comes when she walks into a glassybaby store and can relax, put all her duties aside, and just play and light glassybaby to her heart’s desire. She went home with ‘faith’ and ‘believe’ and yes she looked very happy indeed.
Hope you have a great week filled with lots of happy surprises!
Until next time,