On October 22nd I was a vendor at Sandpoint Style in Sandpoint, Idaho. My Mom and Dad were visiting and so my mom was able to go with me to this event. We had a great time as always.
As I am writing this post, memories of the many shows my mom has done with me over the years come to mind.
- My mom coming with me when I was a vendor at my first trade show. She helped me put my booth together, sell my candles, and support me in general with my small business adventure.
- Doing a local Farmer’s Market in Oregon and mom would meet me there as we both traveled from our homes in different towns. She traveled an hour just to help me with a four hour Farmer’s Market.
- And will not forget doing a show in Oregon at Oregon State University. The weather forecast for this particular show was a very high chance of rain. But in Oregon you never know, so we set up the show with my Dad’s help and the rain started. This can be handled, but then the wind started and continued to get stronger. At several points the gusts of wind blew so hard that several canopies from fellow vendors flew into the air and destroyed their products. I can still remember, my mom and I looking at each other and laughing, as I am holding down our tent during the big gusts, taking money from customers, and my mom wrapping their candles while tissue paper is trying to fly away because people were still buying our candles. We ended up having one of our best days despite the weather. We still giggle about this show.
- Attending the Lavender Festival with my mom. The day was picture perfect. My booth was located next to the u-pick lavender field with rows and rows of dark and light purple and pink lavender plants ready to be picked, the scent of lavender was in the air and the sun was shining. My mom and I stated many time to each other that we could not have picked a better day.
I have so cherished the times with my Mom and they are memories I will keep with me for the rest of my life. Looking forward to the next show with my Mom….