April 8 2021 --
For those of you who follow the shop on Facebook, this will be old news, but I want to be as transparent and accessible as possible while at the same time helping you understand why I've kept such unpredictable store hours lately.
Most importantly, my mother, Shirley Felton, suffered a stroke in early March. She passed away on March 31. Her funeral will be Friday, April 23. While she struggled with her final days, I was hospitalized and had a stent placed in a coronary artery. I'm doing OK, but there's still a long row to hoe. I'm working on my cardio rehab, and while I don't know what the future holds, I am hopeful and feeling better and stronger as time goes along.
I'll continue to follow the City of Fayetteville, CDC, and my doctor's guidance as it relates to Covid-19 protocols. Believe me, I am as sick of wearing masks and keeping the shop on lock down as anyone, but for now, it's still the best course to ensure the safest environment for all.
Thanks to everyone who has continued to do business with us, and thanks for your continued patience as we sort through some difficult times. On April 23, I and my family will say good bye to my mother. Perhaps, you too might raise a glass in farewell remembrance of a remarkable woman who lived life as it was meant to be: with passion, perseverance, a good heart, a good Scotch once in a while, and love, mostly love.