Nana’s Boutique: A Special Place

Nana’s Boutique: A Special Place

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

If you want a unique shopping experience you can have one, if you are willing to take the road less traveled. You cannot find this in a mall or a strip shopping center but you can find it on a strip of Interstate 20. This experience can be enjoyed at Nana’s Boutique. Nana’s Boutique is a lady’s apparel shop. It is filled with handbags, jewelry, sun glasses, flip flops, caps, jeans and tops. It is a place where a lady may want to come alone and enjoy a quiet shopping trip or it may be that you and a group of ladies want to make it a fun filled trip. I asked Virginia Tollett what customers should expect when they come to her Boutique. Virginia said, “They should expect to receive exceptional service and to be treated special. They will be treated special because they are special and we want them to know it.” In addition she said they will get “Uptown merchandise at Country prices.” Tollett has had customers referred to her from as far away as Oklahoma City. {{more}} I wanted you to know a little more about the woman that will greet you when you enter Nana’s Boutique. Virginia told me that family is very important to her and that she’s been married to her best friend, Tom, for 42 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren. One son is a Texas Ranger, one decided at age 45 to pursue a college degree and their daughter graduated from Angelo State with honors after 16 years; she is a teacher. The reason it took so long was that her husband, who works for the DPS, kept getting promoted which meant they moved a lot. What about the grandchildren? Well let’s just say she loves them very much and I don’t know if we have enough ink to express her feelings about them. I asked Virginia if there was anything else she wanted our readers to know. She said, “Tell them I’m a walking miracle.” Virginia was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2004. She held an Insurance and Cosmetology license but she did not renew them. She said, “I did not think I would need them where I was headed.” In 2005 she was declared Cancer Free. After getting this news she and her family decided to celebrate. She said that she went to the store and bought some steaks and was headed home. Virginia said, “It was such a beautiful day and I looked up into the sky and said Lord it does not get any better than this.” Within a few seconds she was struck broadside by a drunk driver that was traveling at approximately 70 miles per hour. Virgina would spend the next four months in a wheel chair. The drunk driver walked away with a few scratches. Someone asked Virginia if she was bitter, her reply was “No, I’m alive. I survived stage 4 lung cancer.” Virginia believes that God is not finished with her yet. She is a woman of faith and gives God the Praise he deserves. Once again I asked Virginia if there is anything else she wanted the public to know. She said, “I would like to thank every person who has helped make Nana’s a success.” She also wanted me to tell you about a dream she has. It is to be a clothes sponsor. This is a program where she will give clothes vouchers to churches. The person in charge of the church benevolent program could give the voucher to a lady who was down on her luck. The voucher would allow the lady to come and shop with dignity no one would know that she did not have money. If you want to shop and have a special experience put 5777 East Hwy 80 in your GPS and go for it. Nana’s Boutique is open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday.