This afternoon I met my daughter in the village at the local furniture store to look at couches and chairs. There are so many advantages to living in a small town where you know everyone. The attention you get from shop owners is amazing.
When we finished looking at what was available, we decided to go to lunch at a local tea shop called "The Red Bird." We knew the owner and were warmly greeted. In the past, she has hosted several art exhibits during FIRST FRIDAYS. The front of the shop is loaded with Teas, Jams, Vera Bradley items and much, much more. When we were getting ready to leave, Jennifer (our daughter) started looking at some bags that would be appropriate for holding her laptop. Jo, the shop owner, said "take a couple home and see if they work." Where else could you go and do that?