Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Month, Day 27: Inaugural Members of the TH Family

Vernon and Sharon were at the tea house seeing if they could be of any help to us before we even opened the doors to the public! I had not met them previously; but from their first warm "welcome to the neighbourhood" visit, they have been kindness personified. Sharon keeps her eyes open for little things she thinks might work in the TH - one of my all-time favourites was the miniature tea set with cardinals on it that she gave me for Christmas 2007 ("I remember your Mom liked cardinals," she said as I unwrapped it; this tea set stays up year round on my desk ...). Vernon has supplied me with filters for my furnace (who knew I was supposed to change those things on a regular basis?!)

For the period in 2006 - 2007 that the TH was closed, Sharon would come by to visit me and even though, during this difficult time, I didn't have a lot of words, she never seemed to mind. She let me know she was there in whatever capacity I needed her.

The two of them pop in every weekend they are in town, and they always have a word of encouragement or two to share with me. They have laughed with me and cried with me. They have bussed their share of tables in the TH; and they've gone out of their way to get to know every single person who has worked here. 

They are part of the TH family and we cannot be grateful enough for the amazing neighbours and friends they have been since April 2003.

They are truly a blessing, both to the TH and to me.


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