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‘What a journey’

I have worked with Carol Winston for 17 years, and what a journey it has been!

Working with Carol has been a pleasure — watching her business grow over the years, seeing the relationships blossom with customers, seeing her philanthropy at work in the community and truly seeing how a small business works. It has been an honor to work for Carol, and I will carry all the years of experience in my heart.

Carol and Renner, you are family to me

and I love you both. I wish you all the best on your next, exciting new adventure in life. Cheers!

Deborah Funches

Lake Oswego

‘The time of my life’

The first time I had the pleasure of meeting Carol Winston was during my interview for employment in her beautiful store on McVey Avenue. I recall telling her that I wanted to find a place where I could grow old.

I got the job, but I don’t believe that Carol and I have aged a bit!

That meeting took place 13 years ago. It has been such a pleasure of mine to work at Accessories from the Heart and to work for Carol and Renner Winston. There are so many things that I shall deeply miss, most of all the friendships I have made.

Thank you to the customers for sharing their stories and hugs, and for allowing us to come into their lives. I thank Carol and Renner for the past 13 years, because as the song goes, “I had the time of my life.”

Roxanne Hungerford

Lake Oswego

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