By RODNEY D. BOAM
At 81 years old, Marilyn Griggs is going into business. After years of craft shows and other venues she decided it was time to turn a backroom of her home at 385 W. 100 S. into a store. Her son Michael made a sign with photographs of some of her merchandise to put in her front window.
Her business is called “Tiny Treasures and Tasty Treats, From Grandma’s Kitchen.”
The Montpelier native came to Preston in 1991 after living some years in California. Her husband is staying at Heritage Home suffering from Alzheimer’s. Needless to say she has a lot of time on her hands.
Her son is a retired surveyor from Wyoming. He stops by quite often. On this trip he built her the window sign.
“For 20 years, while we lived in California, I went to craft shows,” she said. “I’ve been sick so it’s harder for me to get out to the craft fairs. So I decided to sell from my home.”
She said she sells a lot of caramel and caramel popcorn, especially during Christmas time as part of her Tasty Treat business. Some people call her the “Caramel Lady.”
“The brown sugary treat is made from an old family recipe,” she said. “People really like them.”
The Tiny Treasures part of the business is knitted things like doll and baby clothes. She also has felted purses and other bags.
“I decided I needed to reduce my inventory, I have so much stuff and I keep making more.
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