Visit the Precious Moments Chapel in Missouri

Posted on February 2, 2016

If you are a fan of Precious Moments, those cute little figurines with the teardrop eyes who illustrates the ideas of love and compassion of the Christian Faith, you owe it to yourself to visit the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage Missouri.  First, a note about what “Precious Moments” are. In the early 1970s, two Continue Reading »

How the False River got to be False

Posted on January 28, 2016

One of the things I love about our business is seeing where our customers live. One address caught my attention yesterday. A customer lives near the False River in Louisiana, just above Baton Rouge.  “That’s not very nice.” I thought to myself. How would you feel if someone called you “false”? It would hurt your feelings. Continue Reading »

Happy Australia Day!

Posted on January 26, 2016

Happy Australia Day! (Actually, it’s already tomorrow there. Those clever Aussies, they’re always one step ahead of us!) On January 26, 1788, a fleet of British ships entered Sydney Harbor for the first time. They were sent there to establish a penal colony in the name of King George III, the same guy who had all Continue Reading »

Canada Names a Lake for Jonathon Toews

Posted on January 23, 2016

Jonathon Toews (pronounced “Taves”) is a star hockey player with the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL. But originally, he is from Winnipeg, Canada. When the hometown boy brought the Stanley Cup back with him in 2011, the government actually named a lake for him. The lake is about 93 miles north of Flin Flon, on the border Continue Reading »

Git Yer Harley Stuff at Johnny-Sells

Posted on January 16, 2016

That’s right, I said “Git”, as in “Git yer motor runnin’! Head out on the highway!” Whenever I see someone wearing Harley stuff, I can’t help but think of  the song “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf. It was used most famously in “Easy Rider”, the ultimate biker movie (according to me) Harley Davidson and Continue Reading »

Hey, “Little Bit”, This Will Keep You Warm!

Posted on January 12, 2016

I used to work in an office where there was secretary who was very short. She was as cute as she could be and friendly and efficient, but she was teeny tiny. One of the mail room guys who stood about six foot five took to calling her “Little Bit”.  Pretty soon, everybody was calling Continue Reading »

Harry Potter & the Cold, Cold Winter

Posted on January 5, 2016

It doesn’t happen often, but we recently had a visit from a potential customer who wanted to try on a winter coat before buying. He was a student at a local university and was interested in a coat that had sort of a Harry Potter vibe to it. It was a very nice long coat, Continue Reading »