How You Make Me Feel.

Seven and a half months ago I retired and closed our little tearoom never thinking it would be one of the best decisions I ever made and one of the most difficult.  Bittersweet? Yes but definitely a good decision for me and my family. The weeks leading up to that last day brought a lot memories shared once again, too many tears, and so many laughs but ultimately a total feeling of contentment and peace. I will always remember how my loyal customers made me feel so loved and appreciated.

While puttering around on Pinterest this morning I came across this quote attributed to Maya Angelou and it brought to mind all those warm fuzzy feelings of being part of something larger, feeling cherished and truly loved.

I love the end of this quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

I’ve been retired for less than a year and gratefully enjoying each day but the one thing I truly miss about the Pickwick Tea Room is chatting with customers daily and the way they made me feel.  Thank you for always making me feel so valued and loved.

I hope we stay connected through my blog and enjoy the journey as I continue investigate and share tea, tea parties, tea related products, tea related books and all things tea related that strike my fancy.  Let’s stay in touch.


  1. You and your business are missed. Several events in Frankfort lead me to believe that “you and your tea shop” were the reason they traveled to Frankfort. Forever blessed♡


  2. Every day we make choices — Being kind to one another is by Far the Best gesture I endorse. Still miss you ~ will see you soon . . . at another event! or maybe we can meet in your garden or mine?


  3. Looking forward to keeping in touch through the blog. I miss the tea room, but I know the joys of retirement and totally understand.


    • Sadly in the immediate area I am not aware of any tearoom. There are a number of lovely places in the Chicago area &I will be visiting them soon and letting you know how they’re doing. It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to enjoy a leisurely tea with a friend and I’m looking forward to it.


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