She’s a fighter. She’s a local and it’s ALL about the locals.
I believe that. I support that. I encourage that.
As a child it was rare to buy anything in another town. Well, maybe Martinsburg. And the internet? What was that? Downtown Charles Town was where we went. The drug store for medicines and prescriptions. McCrory’s was our Walmart. JCPenney for clothes. VanTol’s for flowers. Ramey’s for furniture and appliances. IGA or Acme for groceries. Merchant-Noland Chevrolet was where we got our cars. And my parent’s ‘fine’ jewelry was purchased at Feagan’s. The lights were bright. The jewelry shiny and everyone knew everyone. At Christmas time each year my Dad would buy Mom something from Feagan’s. We would park on main street where we could see the red trailer with speakers on the corners playing Christmas tunes. The windows were painted and decorations hung all over the town. It was fun to go in there. Steps to the right, steps to the left. Either way there was plenty of beautiful jewelry.
Feagans’ is still there today. As for the rest, not so much so. But that just goes to show the family history in the local jewelry store. How awesome?
I didn’t go to school with any of the Feagans but they knew my parents and my parents knew them. That was all that mattered.
Fast forward to a few years ago when our oldest granddaughter played soccer. I recognized one of the moms and we knew one of the coaches. The mom was a Feagans. No question. And she was married to the coach. Even though it was our first game, she immediately included us in the conversation. It was like she had known us for years. Their daughter Khloe is still a friend of Kayden’s. They show goats together, they play together…..
We learned of Khloe’s ‘condition’ shortly after meeting her. NF. CTF. What the heck is that?! So we read and we prayed and we learned about the Children’s Tumor Foundation and neurofibromatosis. Wow.
Since then we became friends. We see the great lengths her parents go to in support of finding a cure.
Whenever we see them, we stop. We talk. We catch up. We have always liked them and enjoyed chatting. And then Kara became a part of the Traveling Vineyard team. We hosted a party. No need to explain or justify the fun we had. It’s simple. =) Plus she’s an awesome sales rep!
We have watched them and their friends post crazy pictures in the dead of winter in skimpy clothes, raising money to support the cure. We have watched them parade down the streets of DC in their underwear. And this year……Ronnie and I decided we wanted to do the same thing. (Funny how it sounded like a great idea until now =). I can’t think of anything better to do on February 11th than be out in the cold (I will be completely covered, lol) witnessing this event. Cheering folks on and raising money for Khloe and all the others that are impacted by NF/CTF.
As of now, I have ZERO sponsors. People…..if all my readers and friends merely gave $1 it would be so incredible. So if you can find it in your heart to support my first ever ‘event’, please click I’m with Cupid link below and contribute. I promise to make you proud. If nothing else, do it for Khloe!
Thank you in advance – XO