“I was visiting Angela who lives in Chappaqua approximately a year ago when I noticed the town didn’t have a real shoe store. My son-in-law James said: “Why don’t you open one?” So I did! I think I got my confidence from my dad; he was always so supportive of all three of his kids, including me. He guided us to make the right decisions. He also taught me about hard work. He was a chef on the night shift at Stage Deli in New York City for 25 years. My mom was also amazing; she took care of all of us for so many years and just missed her 100th birthday when she passed on March 18.
I miss them both a lot. I think they’d have been very proud of me opening a store here. I do think they are telling everyone from up in the sky, “Take care of her!”