|Posted by Sherry Gray on March 22, 2014 at 10:15 AM|
I hope you noticed the new masthead we are sporting these days. 2014 is the 40th anniversary of Yesterday and Today Frame Shop. Even after forty years, the shop is still thriving and I thank each and every customer for being a part of that. During the last months I have thought of and discarded many different ways to celebrate such a milestone, but kept coming back to the one that meant the most to me. Before I tell you what it is, I’d like to tell you a story. After all, stories are such a huge part of the items we frame…
My parents had only an eighth grade education but only wanted better things for their children. Even though we grew up and worked on a farm, excelling at school was the main job of the children. And reading, at least for the three girls, was a favorite pastime. In fact, my Mother loved to read so much that she got on the bookmobile with us in the summertime! And Daddy loved his magazines. Money was scarce but the girls all received a college education, and my brother had the opportunity to go but chose not to. Sacrifices of which I am unaware were made to pay tuition and to provide the means for me to be a successful business owner.
I run Yesterday and Today Frame Shop as I run my life, with honesty and integrity. Those qualities were instilled in me by Mama and Daddy (and often by the two older sisters as well). Both parents and a dear sister, Nancy, have passed away in the last decade. Remaining members of the family set up the Gray Family Scholarship Fund to help lower income students receive their GED. It was an unfulfilled dream of my Mother’s that she receive her GED.
Rather than have a gala event I have decided to send a donation to the Scholarship Fund to honor my customers and the family members who worked hard to give me the opportunity to serve you.
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