Diana and I have been looking forward to getting away for a few days with the boys over the 4th of July. Cade, our oldest son and a soon-to-be college freshman, apparently has been hatching other plans.
“If you wouldn’t mind,” he said with studied nonchalance the other night. “I’d like to catch up with you guys in a few days … drive out there myself. I’ve got a few things to do around here ….”
Yikes! Is he suggesting we leave him home alone?
Suddenly, I had a flashback to the summer before I left for college. I remember making the same plea of my parents. Like my son, I was eager for a taste of freedom. I can’t fully divulge the crazy schemes I hoped to indulge that long-ago summer because, well, my mom reads my blog. (Hi, Mom!) But I’m quite sure my son is thinking along the same lines.
We all yearn for independence. As Americans, it is our birthright. And, as the proudly independent owners of Furniture Consignment Gallery, Diana and I celebrate our freedom to own and manage and grow our small business.
Some folks argue that the American Dream doesn’t exist anymore. We disagree. We’re living the dream every day at FCG. We are proud to have the opportunity to work hard building our business, providing great customer service and bringing you the best furniture bargains in New England.
So, in recognition of the holiday when we celebrate our nation’s independence, we want to thank all of you for supporting us in our efforts. Let freedom ring! And, Cade, I’ll talk to your mom and get back to you on that.