I am no stranger to a furniture store. I am not sure my dad originally planned to sell furniture, but that is the way it ended up. He purchased a small hardware store named Gambles, from his father, in
|Stone's Unfinished Furniture|
|My parents booth at KalamazooKitty|
That was the very roller rink, bike track and ripstick arena that my kids called their own (until it filled up with furniture...and too fast in their opinion!). We have since enjoyed family Easter egg hunts at both locations, birthday parties and many games of hide-and-go seek. You will often see my babies (they really aren't babies anymore, but that's what I call them) at both locations, especially during the summer. My 7 year-old loves helping at the register, my thirteen year old is dabbling in decorating and design planning, and my 15 year old helps move furniture around. So maybe, just maybe, the furniture bug will rub off on one of them! If nothing else, they will have fond memories of playing at the stores and helping customers.
|The back door of Gamble's with my 3 sisters in 2014|
This is from Kalamazoo...to you!