This is Heidi writing today's post:
Breuners Furniture had a wood pick up in the Bay Area last week. On the way home, I stopped in Dixon to pick up a sandwich at Safeway. During checkout, the cashier, Sharon, looked at my Breuners Furniture t-shirt I was wearing and said, “Is that THE Breuners Furniture store on your shirt?” I beamed at the clerk and quickly explained the re-birth of Breuners Furniture. Sharon immediately started telling me stories of her parents shopping in one of the Sacramento stores years ago. “People only went to Breuner’s when you bought items for your home. They had everything you needed.” She continued to relay all the locations she could remember for the stores in Sacramento and the Bay Area. Sharon had a great memory! As we finished up our chat, she looked at my shirt and added, “I thought your t-shirt looked a little too new!” I thanked her for her memories and for helping me, she told me she was going to visit our website and would “keep in touch.”
Later that night, I opened up my email to see a message from Sharon. She sent me a little note, complimenting us on our website and the story that’s on the home page. She referenced herself as “Sharon, from the Dixon Safeway,” and said how glad she was to see the Breuner name again. I was incredibly touched. Sharon ended her kind email to me with, “What a great legacy!” I couldn’t agree more. I only hope we can match the memories.