It's all kinda a blur - it went so smoothly, the time just evaporated before our eyes. We planned our Grand Opening celebration for Joyce's new store in grandest style, and the attendance and positive support were phenomenal. Models and music and food and fun. More on the clothes at Joyce's department - Alanatude.blogspot.com. We're going to try to feature something every day, so keep checking it. If you subscribe to Joyce's posts on Facebook, the daily entries are echoed there as well. There are still some technical issues with duplicate posts. Patience please.
There were a few things that didn't get done - we had no phone line for credit card processing or talking to the outside world. And a certain Demon Valve was not working - parts did not arrive in time ....
Joyce's friend Greg from Wild Flour Bakery gave us a wonderful assortment of cookies, muffins, and Danish rolls. And at two o'clock on Sunday, April 10, 2011, two days before Joyce's birthday, it began with music:
Bette Larson started off the entertainment in the common atrium with her sophisticated piano and vocal sparkle. That's her friend Jim Henderson in the safari helmet. He did a few vaudeville numbers with Bette, to the delight of the ever-growing audience.
Then, of course, there were the in-store activities, which only Joyce could preside over. Men kind of avoided that part of the Skylight Court. "You just go look, Honey - I'll stay out here and listen to the music and have a cookie." Yes, it was a veritable feeding frenzy in there - not for the timid.
And the models had fun with Joyce's fashion discoveries:
More reports on the Grand Opening in weeks to come - we've got so many fond memories, photos, and videos to share. I know Alana will be a big success. Thank you, Joyce, for bringing all the good times to life
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