"Your Grandmothers would be proud," says Tool Man. He says this often of our auction endeavours. For some reason, this is our year. We are having a blast from the past finding unique and fun vintage items. All of this is now heading into the direction of a joint business adventure for the two of us. And that is so perfect for me as I've always been an entrepreneur at heart.
I come by it very naturally. Both my Grandmothers were entrepreneurs. One Grandmother opened her own gift shop in a small town and the other Grandmother built up a business of resell after buying from various sources (such as auctions). I was involved in both businesses and never realized the impact it has made until now. As a youngster, I would enjoy being in charge of the gift shop when Grandma R would have errands to run. I then would attend auctions with Grandma S and help her on some of her selling days at her building. Geez, no wonder I enjoy thinking and doing things my way.
My Grandmothers have been such a big influence in my life. They planted some roots and left me their legacy. They actually have created a family business that has crossed over to another generation. I am indeed thankful for my Grandmothers' guidance and the opportunity to follow in their footsteps.