Hometown Living At Its Best 27
“This isn’t just a job or a
hobby for me,” said Polly.
“People who shop here say
that this place always lifts
name. ‘Mark Durden.’ He said, ‘Miss Cheryl?’ Mark had
worked with her for many years at the hospital. She was
happy to see him and insisted we not only see the house
but stay for dinner.”
The next day, the owner called. “She said, ‘I don’t
want anyone else to have this house but you.’ We
explained that we were rebuilding our financial capital
and knew we wouldn’t be able to get anyone to finance the
house at that time. She told us that the Lord spoke to her,
and she felt led to finance the house for us. Now, we’re
only four years from having the house completely paid
for,” said Polly.
But investing in a house meant closing down the store
on Jackson Street. “We couldn’t afford the house and
rent for the shop,” said Polly, “so I brought the business
into my home.” She continued to make arrangements
and items available for her clients. And at Christmas, she
decorated and opened her doors to the public.
When Polly was ready to move the business out of her
home, she began running a booth out of Water’s Carpet
Store in Lyons next to the booth of her best friend, Tricia
Davis, on Thursdays through Saturdays at the old Farmers
Furniture Store in Lyons. Two years later, Polly was ready
to return to full-time business. This January (2018) will
make four years since Gabby’s has been open for business
at its present location at 906 East First Street, Unit A,
next to McDonalds in Vidalia.
“This isn’t just a job or a hobby for me,” said Polly.
“People who shop here say that this place always lifts
them up. If someone needs prayer, we pray. It’s a place
where we can talk about spirituality and share our lives
with each other. It’s a place for spiritual connection.”
It is also
a place where a
beautiful silk floral
be custom made
for a fraction of
what it might cost
elsewhere. For less
than half the price of
what I expected to
pay, Polly designed
a Christmas wreath
for my front door
that was everything I
wanted and more.
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