At the beginning.
At about 6:45 Monday morning I got a call saying there was a fire at the Park Theatre Mall. I jumped up and threw on some clothes, not knowing if there was a fire in a trash can or something much bigger.
It was much bigger.
When I got there, there was smoke billowing out of the upper windows and around the edge of the roof. Within an a hour, flames were 60 feet in the air. The Park Theatre Mall is destroyed. My little shop shares a common cinderblock wall with the mall. Rocky Mountain Memories didn't burn down, but sustained significant water & smoke damage.
So for the time being our doors are closed. Its very early; we are still talking to our insurance representatives and the ATF is doing an investigation. As soon as I have some idea what our near future holds, I'll update here.
Today my biggest fear is that I won't remember every single person who has contacted me and expressed love and support and have offered prayer for us. I thank you all so very much. I can't tell you how much it means to me. As I read the all the emails, answer phone calls (or return voicemails!) I know that I am a rich woman. Its true: Love never fails. Believe it!
I'll be putting up some pictures tonight and in the coming days. Thanks and bless you.
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