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A. boutique is about offering affordable quality clothing, accessories, shoes and gifts made in the U.S.A. and by fair trade companies. Inside the shop is the tea & coffee café featuring pastries from a local baker, locally roasted coffees & teas from Portland, OR. Come enjoy relaxing retail therapy & revive your soul in the café.
‘Jane,’ said Willis, Sr. ‘specifically requested a painting of the spring crocus.’
‘What does spring crocus signify?’ I asked.
‘Youthful gladness,’ Willis, Sr. answered, his eyes fixed on the watercolor. ‘I believe Jane gave the Bowen to me for a reason. She hoped it would teach me that the certainty of illness, pain, and death compels us to live with youthful gladness. It took me many years to learn the lesson.’
from the mystery Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton
This month we celebrate Father’s Day and CPR month; that’s quite a sobering combination. So as we contemplate all of the adventures these weeks hold for us and for friends, Garrett and I are choosing to “live with youthful gladness.” Every day presents new possibilities for joyous life, in the small moments and in the exciting events. Both offer the opportunity to create lasting memories for us to savour quietly and ones to joyously share with friends.
We appreciate both of our fathers for their ability to be responsible, loving parents, while remaining young at heart and enjoyably playful. Join us this month as we celebrate life with youthful gladness and say “Thanks, dad, for the great footsteps to follow in.”
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