This has been an unprecedented week in my life. Without going more than 5 miles from my home I have experienced an earthquake, tornado, my son leaving for college and our dog, Bingo, saying his last goodbye. Talk about an emotionally charged week. Since, I couldn’t do anything to change the course of those events I will focus on another farewell… BORDERS BOOKS and MUSIC.
My love affair with BORDERS started when I first saw the shiny box store. Anyone who knows me will attest that I long have needed a program to get over my addiction to buying books (especially children’s books). BORDERS became my place to browse with my young preschoolers and keep them happy with a cookie and hot chocolate during months where the sun went down before dinner! A venue for other moms with strollers to meet and laugh over a latte. Where we could sit and hear a local or nationally renowned author read aloud excerpts from their books. And, where I heard my friend, Tom Sullivan, perform his great music.
BORDERS also was the first area store to spotlight my BABY, TODDLER and PRESCHOOL SIGN LANGUAGE DVD. They allowed me a great spot during their Educators’ Promotions week and I was so grateful for their sales and hospitality. This kind of treatment meant the world to me and helped jumpstart my business, SIGNING FAMILIES.
Goodbye BORDERS, my friend.