It is such a privilege for me to be able to write a column each week and have so many of you tell me you read it (and get something out of it.) It is also a privilege for me to live in such a caring community and have a business that so many of you support. At this time of year when we gather with family and celebrate what means so much to us, I want to thank each of you who are like family to me.
Throughout the year I have shared your joy with the birth of children and grandchildren, shared your excitement as weddings approached, celebrated birthdays, worried when illness struck, and experienced your pain when you lost a loved one. What other job could possibly be as fulfilling? Nothing makes me or my staff happier than to help someone look beautiful and confident because of finding the perfect outfit or makeup that is just right.
There is a lot of talk about support of small business. As I think back on this year, I can tell you that there is nothing small about my business in the satisfaction it has given me and my staff. When you are happy to come to work every day, rest assured it is you that make the difference.
I look forward to next year, and many years to come. I will strive to create a store that you love to visit and find the perfect apparel, cosmetics, gifts, and accessories that you enjoy.
Merry Christmas! May the New Year bring you exciting adventures, joyous celebrations, and love from family and friends.
Nancy Pride owns Morgan Fitzgerald’s and Merle Norman, located at 3800 S. Texas Avenue, one mile north of University Drive.