b'and order books used over the years.The new owners of Herbally YoursBlair and Lorie Spencer have taken They are on order book #53, a Hilroyare a perfect fit, described Twyla.over this well-established destination notebook,everythinghandwritten.Colleencommented,Wewereex- shop. Monique Martin is still there to These books have been useful to keepcitedwhenwefinallyfoundsomewelcome customers for continuity, HAPPY RETIREMENTaround referring to customers phonenew owners that we felt good aboutsaid Colleen. thefuturelooklike numbers, for example.handingthestoreoverto.ScottWhatdoes for the new retirees? Twyla bought a COLLEEN AND TWYLA! house in Roatan, which will continue to be a popular spot for family and friendstogather.Visitingrelatives inOntarioandtouringinCanada New Owners isinthemoreimmediatefuture. Welcoming Customers Both Twyla and Colleen have young To Herbally Yours grandsons to spoil. Readingbooksforpleasure, After more than 27 years in busi- not research, is on Colleens radar. ness, the owners of Herbally YoursHaving your own business takes a wentoutwithabigcrazybanglot of mental and physical energy, andretiredduringtheCOVID-19she pointed out, adding that its time pandemic.Thenewownerstooktorechargeherbatteries.Twylais over on Monday July 6, to continuelooking forward to continuing with to serve the communitys needs forher Facebook page Twyla Ks Kitchen, everything from supplements to aro- tendingtoherflowergardensand matherapy to herbal remedies. entertaining.TwylaDavidsonandColleenAs for celebrating almost 28 years Parksaidthattheirlocalshopre- of business success? After COVID-19, allythrivedduringthepandemic,theres gonna be a party!becausetheircustomerswereseek- By Lynn Campbell, Focus on Scugogingnaturalproductstohelpboost their immunity. Following telephone order/ porch pickup service, custom-ers were allowed back into the store, withtemporaryrestrictionsonthe number of people in the building for socialdistancing,andofcourse,a hand sanitation station. The twosome emphasized that the timing of their retirementwasacoincidence,and had nothing to do with the pandemic. Thispopulardestinationhealth foodstore,locatedinacharming renovated house at 180 Mary St. in Port Perry, has long been a meetinghave been with them from the outset,ness. The old-fashioned way worked place. Twyla and Colleen, with theirand many have become friends. for us.vibrantpersonalities,haveenjoyedTwyla and Colleen joke that theyThe important thing for business helping generations of families, sincearestillfriendsthemselvesaftersuccessiscustomerservice,they opening their doors in 1993.almostthreedecadesofbeinginconcurred. The need for a local health foodbusiness together. Prior to establish- Wehavegonealongwithalot storewasevidenttoTwyla,whoing Herbally Yours, both local ladiesof people on their health journeys, had to drive to Oshawa to purchaseworkedattheRoyalBankinPortTwlyareminisced.Manypeople products for her father when he wasPerry and both drove school buses.wanttobemoreinchargeoftheir sick.ParticipatingintheCanadaTheysharedtheresponsibilitiesofownhealth,andwanttoimprove Health Food Association trade showrunning their store while raising theirtheir health and lifestyles.in 1992 inspired Colleen and Twyla tofamilies, around their schedules. TheNaturopathicdoctorsandmedi-take the plunge and set up shop. Thekids pitched in when they got older. caldoctorshavemadereferralsto business grew with the town over theHerbally Yours thrived through theHerbally Yours.years, they said, with many specialyears without the aid of a website orHistoric documents tell the story. ordershappilyfilledforcustomerssocial media. The partners agreed that,Twyla and Colleen have kept all of from near and far. Some customersYou dont need it to have a good busi- the bank deposit books, chequebooks 8 FOCUS - AUGUST 2020'