On August 1, Cassandra Gee and her super-sweet family invited me to the Grand Opening celebration of her new store, Cassie’s Closet. The shop is the first of its kind in my little hometown of Walker, Louisiana.
Cassie has worked hard to make the store child-friendly in every way. She has also carefully selected high-quality consignment items for children, and she has painstakingly chosen several upscale boutique clothing lines to fill the front of her shop. For any of you in the area, I encourage you to swing by the store and give the Gee family your support.
I was honored to be a part of the fun event, and I was overwhelmed yet again by the kindness of the community. The store was packed, and I had tons of fun visiting old friends.
Here I am with my cousin Greg, his daughter Alexis, and my daughter, Emily. My cousins and aunt drove up from New Orleans and Mississippi to surprise me. I hadn’t seen them in a while, and I cried when they walked in the door.
Thanks so much guys! You made my day!
Big thanks to Cassandra Gee and to all of the wonderful folks in Louisiana who came out to support Cassie’s Closet. Keep shopping!
This homecoming has been extremely emotional for me. I didn’t realize how much it would affect me until I visited my childhood church today and was met with an incredibly warm and welcoming group of special friends from my past. Diving back twenty years was surreal, and I was brought to tears more than once.
There is no easy way to express my tremendous gratitude to the generous and genuine people from my hometown – Walker, Louisiana. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We had so much fun interacting with the happy children at JBC.
I was thrilled that the school sold every book they ordered (and more!) and I met so many special people who just made my heart melt. I’ll remember every single one of you for as long as I can imagine.
If you weren’t blessed to grow up in Louisiana, you might have missed out on a unique and colorful culture where folks are laid back, down-to-earth, and always ready for a party. We also love a good parade. Between readings, we took a break to turn up the music and catch beads for a Mardi Gras style Easter Parade!
Thanks JBC (and your incredible director, Mrs. Geraldine Arnold – otherwise known as the lovable “Mrs. Deenie”) for giving me a day I’ll never forget!