THIRST FOR MORE
If you are from Weatherford, like I am, you drive down Main Street multiple times a week. I have been driving down Main Street for the past 20 plus years.
Tucked away along Main Street are a multitude of gems. A good friend of mine knows that two of my passions are literature and caffeine. (I prefer my caffeine in coffee, but will take it any way I can get it.) Recently, she realized how stressed and overworked I had become. This last hail storm really kicked my butt. So, she suggested I check out The Full Cup, a bookstore and coffee shop combo along Main Street.
Having a few hours to kill yesterday, I stopped by with the intention of drinking my typical black coffee. Then, I saw they had a super-secret menu, but more on that later. As I sat in a nook with my steaming cup of coffee, absorbing the positive energy of the place, letting my fingertips brush over great literary works—I realized I had stumbled onto a true gem.
The bookstore has a steady stream of customers who come to browse or just sit and read. It does not hurt that they have some of the best coffee in town. They also have a multitude of books—fiction, nonfiction, classics, rare and collectibles, and modern romance novels (yuk). They also have a section devoted to local writers, which I found extremely exciting. I could not believe how many locals have written books, and I purchased one by Lisa Edmonds, who has written a series of eight books. I can’t wait to dive into it when I get some quiet time.
The owners lived their entire lives in former careers, and like me, they wanted to do something they loved. Jennifer told me she never wakes up and thinks, “Ugh, I don’t want to go to work today.” That is a real gift.
But, let me tell you about their secret menu and my new goal.
Here’s the deal. If you like coffee made in a particular manner that’s out of the ordinary, they will help you name it and will advertise it for you on their board. If it’s a hit, they will put it on their secret menu. This is where I need your help. I drink straight black coffee with an extra shot or two of espresso, but I am asking for creative suggestions. With your help, I think we can create a cup of coffee, name it, and get it onto their secret menu.
The two ladies who own The Full Cup have been in business for six years. What started as a bookstore has become a quaint, one-of-a-kind books-and-coffee combo. When I first met Bridget, she told me, “This is not a proper bookstore.” If that is the case, then I like improper, and I believe you will, too.
During my first visit, as I sat poised to take a selfie, in the corner of the camera I noticed a box behind me with the word Lorraine stamped on it in huge letters. Lorraine was my mother’s name. She has passed to her heavenly home, but what’s amazing is that it was her birthday! I cannot begin to express how much I miss her and what she means to me. She helped create who I am today, not just biologically, but all of me.
To me, that box was a sign from God that she is looking down at me and hopefully approving of the life I am living. The box was filled with old newspaper clippings. It was the co-owner Bridget’s grandma’s treasure. She honored me by giving me the box. I spent the rest of my day reminiscing about my mother. Thank you, Bridget and Jennifer, for not only providing me a place that feels like my mom’s living room, but also a place in today’s world where I will always feel welcome.
When you are ready for a great cup of coffee, a bite to eat (famous breakfast tacos), a new book—or just a safe and quiet place away from the busy world—go to The Full Cup and share in the dream that Bridget and Jennifer have created. I assure you, this place has the ambience and energy you need to inspire your dreams into manifestation, right here in Weatherford. It did mine.