Nanny's Porch - Spring 2017 - photo by Linda Baggett

Good morning, Friends! First, we join our community in offering prayers for the family of Cherish Kelley. The following is from the Big Sandy ISD Facebook page: “…we mourn the loss of a wonderful young lady, Ms. Cherish Kelley. Cherish was a student at Big Sandy High School and will forever live in our hearts. She was full of life and an example for all to follow. She was the type of young lady who could light up a room when she came in. She is loved by many and will be greatly missed. Please join us in prayer for the family and all those close to her.”

Even with the weather being a bit “iffy,” the Ministerial Alliance Annual Christmas Walk was well attended. First Baptist, New Beginnings, First Christian, First Methodist, Mt. Sinai, and Sit’em Down Cowboy Church opened their doors and hearts to the community. It is always a blessing when God’s children come together to praise Him!

Last week, several Chamber of Commerce members gathered for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Blues Baking Co. Owners Kenna and Matthew Blue were very welcoming and shared scrumptious cake and cookies. Check out their menu on Facebook and support Blues Baking Co.!

Ok, folks, this is it. As of Friday, December 29th at 5pm, Nanny’s Porch will be changing. We will be closed for the month of January to rework the entire concept of Nanny’s. We will no longer carry clothes, jewelry, or accessories, and our gift items will shift to the garden/patio areas. If you remember this past Spring, we offered beautiful plants for gardens and flower beds, combo pots, and hanging baskets. Beginning February 1st, we’re adding veggies, pots for container gardening, garden soil, yard art, rain chains and gauges, solar lights, bird baths/feeders, statues, outdoor ottomans and speakers…plus anything else that catches our fancy! Inside, we’ll have house plants, more gardening gifts, wreaths, and cemetery saddles, a coffee bar with goodies (and a donation jar), and areas set up to sit and visit a while. The trick to enjoying the new, improved Nanny’s Porch is simple…COME SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER!

This is the last column of 2017 and I’ll be taking a brief sabbatical, but look for “The View From Nanny’s Porch” in the January 17, 2018 edition of The Journal. It’s been an interesting year; we learned a great deal about business and life. Our sincere thanks to all who supported Nanny’s Porch. Jackie and I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year, and as always…be blessed and see you at Nanny’s Porch!