Once upon a time, there was a little girl with two very special grandmas.
Every morning, as the little girl’s mother went to work, her Grandma Molly would wake her up, make her breakfast, dress her for school, and shuffle her off in just the nick of time.
When she visited her Grandma Donna, she toured the beach and the fair, ate tapioca pudding and chateaubriand, and watched back-to-back movies at the local theater.
The little girl loved both of her grandmas very much. She spent many an hour with them, doing all sorts of old-fashioned things she didn’t even realize were old-fashioned. She learned to sew and cook. She ironed hankies and hosted tea parties for callers. She watched Lawrence Welk, mastered Gin Rummy, and played dress-up with stockings and gaudy clip-on earrings.
Then, when the little girl grew up, she found herself analyzing e-commerce trends for a change-management consulting firm. She longed to do something more creative, something sweeter, something more in-line with who she was and where she had come from.
One day, she had a bright idea.