“That’s my Holly girl!”
These were the first words Jim Oberlin of Oberlin Properties said to me as Chris & I entered
what was an empty retail location.I had previously worked at a bank, and he had been one of my
business customers. He recognized me and that set me at ease. You guys know part of the story – we took the location. The other part of the story is that Jim took
“I think we’re supposed to open a boot store.”Once I said it out loud, I couldn’t take it back. To which Chris replied, “Well, we may not have much but we’ll be rich
in boots and love.” That last part
was drawn out a bit as he said it, an ornery grin in tow. Read it real slow and southern like: “…rich in boots and love…” You got it!
I had just bore my soul and that’s what my husband had fo…