Husband, Samuel; daughter, Barbara Minor; son, Samuel Jr.; granddaughters, Kechia, and Samantha, and grandson, Jario.
GED through Fauquier County Public Schools.
• Civic/and or Church involvement
Usher at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Haymarket and member of Greater Warrenton Chamber of Commerce
• How long have you lived in Fauquier?
Forty-five years. I grew up in Warren County.
• Why do you live here?
I love the openness, the friendliness of the people and the beauty of the county.
• What would you change about Fauquier?
Nothing. I love it.
• Why did you open the shop?
Fauquier County has been my home for years, and why not start a business in the area I love the most. My inspiration came from my mother years ago. Through prayer and faith, I knew it would be possible.
• Why hats?
I love hats and the way they complete an outfit. I love the way they brighten up a person’s face . . . . My mother’s statement was wearing a hat and gloves. Also, my whole family wore hats and it grew on me. We felt an uplifting, wearing a hat.
• What else do you sell?
We sell fascinators, headbands, gloves, jewelry, purses, scarves, caps, men's hats, ties, cufflinks, tie clamps, tie chains and suspenders.
• Where do you wear hats?
Church, teas, weddings, horse shows, amusement parks, picnics — anywhere you want to cover your head.
• Why do you wear hats?
To accent your clothing, to protect from the sun, to add a little flare or to make a statement.
• What was the best day of your life?
The day my daughter was born.
• What do you do for fun?
I love reading, puzzles, listening to music and making hats.
• What is your favorite song?
I have a couple of favorite songs: “Higher Ground” and “Jesus the Light of the World.”
• What would you do if you won $1 million in the lottery?
Open another location and start a franchise.