Tuesday, September 09, 2008

California Prop 8

Tender Treasures is a store for women and children. Beautiful moms and children come into my store all day long, and our mission is particularly oriented towards anything connected to the idea of family.

Recently, in solidarity with the many women I know who have families who are gay, and in support of the parents of the children to whom my husband and I are godparents, I took a night to work the phone banks to solicit volunteers in the campaign to defeat California Prop 8...the Gay marriage ban. As many of you know, the California Supreme Court upheld the rights of gay couples to marry...as constitutional. Now there is a constitutional amendment which seeks to reverse that legal decision.

Sitting in a room of 30 people as the only straight person was one of the most profound experiences of my life. Being in the presence of wonderful people who only want the right to share a committment to their partner made me feel ashamed of the way I take that precious right for granted. If you feel that family, and marriage are important then why not make sure that everyone has the right to be included. If you life in California, vote NO on Prop 8.

And the Winner Is......

Susan Pereya was the lucky winner of the IPOD Nano drawing at Joan's Retirement Party! So, beside selecting some new threads at Bargain Basement Prices....she now is the proud owner of a Hot Pink IPOD!. Congratulations Susan!!!

Dog tired...but not too tired to party one more time

At the end of the day of Joan's Retirement, our feet felt like stubs, and we had laughed so much our whole bodies ached...but then it was time for dinner at the Ocean View Grill where we spent time watching Joan open her special gifts from Tender Treasures (her own IPOD Nano) and special pottery that had been made for her by Angela, Megan and and Mayra. Becky had a gift, as did Irma, and so Joan will have many memories to take with her of Tender Treasures.

The Next Phase for Joan

Its final now, Joan is retired, and is moving on to the next phase of her life but not before she was widely celebrated by staff and customers for an entire day on September 6.
Customers enjoyed the free flowing champagne, the EXTREME sale markdowns, cake, and good time was had, as they say, by all.
All customers were entered into a drawing for an IPOD Nano, which was won at the end of the day when Joan drew the name for the lucky customer...more about that later

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Joan is Retiring and we're inviting all our customers to celebrate this new phase in her magnificent life

Joan Gossett, who has worked at Tender Treasures since 1991 is retiring. Joan is beloved by our customers and our staff alike. There is no one quite like Joan's spirit, energy, and loyalty. We're all going to miss her, but we are thrilled to celebrate the purchase of her new home in Yucaipa, and know that she will take this time to do all the things she has wanted to do for a long time.

We're inviting ALL our customers to join Joan on her last day of work which will be during our birthday celebration on Saturday, September 6. Come down for cake and champagne, and help us to send her off with celebratory joy! We will be raffling off an IPOD Nano to one of our lucky celebrants too.

We hope to see all of you on September 6, at 2280 Honolulu Ave., in Montrose for this very special celebration combining our birthday and Joans retirement.
Joan has been playing Mrs. Claus for years at our Holiday Party, so we hope that she will come back again for this year's event.


Happy Birthday Tender Treasures

Celebrate with us September 6 from 1-5:00
September has arrived, and we will be celebrating Tender Treasures 25th Anniversary! We are rolling back prices for our special birthday celebration on September 6, and celebrating with Cake and Champagne from 1:00-5:00 in the store located at 2280 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA.
So, please stop by and celebrate with us.