Welcome to the Prairie!
Yay for us! Our "Little Loft" in our original smalltown hometown-on-the-prairie is
such a joy! It has turned out better than even we expected...after years of planning the layout, the rooms, the furnishings, and more. Moving back to our charming SW Oklahoma hometown in December of 2011, our loft was FAR from finished...we had the basic plan in mind, but there was sooo much work to be done!
That's a nice way to say...it was a MESS. 50 years of the upstairs of our beautiful building being used for storage and not must else...left us with a bunch of dust and dirt and clutter...but a WHOLE lot of potential!
Fabulous Victorian era woodwork an mouldings, hardwood floors (albeit most covered with nasty linoleum), high ceilings...all waiting for our 'attack plan!"
So attack we did...and we are SO pleased with the results!
BEST OF ALL...finishing it gave us a place of our own...to be near and help our precious aging parents. Paula's parents are R.W. and Dorthy F. Hughes, who owned and ran Hughes Jewelry for 55 years in this sweet town, and Paul's is the late Betty Carpenter, one of the dearest ladies ever.
If you don't know us...well here's a small intro:
Paula, (me) whose University of Oklahoma degree is in music education, has had a successful career as both a music teacher in her early career, and then as a longtime-commuter-to-Nashville songwriter in contemporary Christian, Country, and Pop music, with cuts in all genres. She is VERY much enjoying the return to her hometown.
Paul, whose education and career experience is as a Dr. of Pharmacy, both hospital and retail pharmacist, and Home Healthcare Company founder and owner, is a longtime active pharmacist and Health Care Consultant, and also serves as a pharmacist consultant to Frederick's own Memorial Hospital and Physicians Group.
We have completed interior construction and moved into our lovely loft...and it is our hometown dream come true! Having lived in the award-winning Main Street city of Denton, TX (a creative and cultural treasure!) for almost forty years and restoring as our private residence one of Denton's most significant historic landmarks, a Queen Anne Victorian home in Denton's Oak-Hickory Historic District, we bring back to Oklahoma with us a deep love and commitment to
our community's grand architecture, it's wonderful people,
and to historic preservation.
We are proud members of:
OKLAHOMA, STATE OF CREATIVITY
UNIVERSITYOF OKLAHOMA ALUMNI
OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY ALUMNI
TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY ALUMNI
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS ALUMNI
AMERICAN PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION
NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL
as well as wonderful local community organizations.
We want to keep you up to date on our progress, talk alot about our
history, small towns, BIG CITIES, DISHES, SILVER, music, RANCHES,
why little towns ROCK, why we've created our loft,
historic ARCHITECTURE, cows, PRESERVATION, kids...
and have alot of fun - going back to our roots!
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LITTLE LOFT ON THE PRAIRIE
...and do visit us again!
Frederick, Oklahoma is on the rise!