Hey Farmington, have we told you lately how much we love you? Well if we haven't, let us do so now. My name is Shaun Missey, my wife, Tammy Missey and I moved here 10 years ago with our then fourth grade daughter, Shelby and our 2 year old son, Cameron. We now have a daughter who graduated from Farmington High School and a son who is in the 5th grade at Lincoln.
I am a twin who comes from a family of 9 brothers and sisters, and my wife is one of 4 girls.
We live about 10 minutes south of 32 and it's a very remote area. More remote than what we were used to at the time. We moved here from Arnold, MO and anyone who knows Arnold, knows it's becoming like a big city. So my wife and I decided to head south. When we first moved here we didn't know if we city folk would fit in. Plus It's a big job living in the country and not everyone is cut out for it. I surely didn't know if i was. But we kept our heads down and pushed forward. It did take us some time, but we adapted and found our place. What made it easy was the great people of Farmington making us feel right at home.
Let me give you a little story about the people of Farmington that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. It kind of solidified our belonging here. And this is just one story of many.
We have been living here for about 6 months, and we were out eating at a local restaurant. We were sitting there eating and I had gotten a phone call from my sister telling me she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. After just losing my brother and my mom 6 months prior to this, It was some of the most devastating news that instantly crushed me. We had finished up and were fixing to leave and I asked for the check. Our waitress came over and asked if we knew the gentleman at the end of the bar and we told her no we had only been living here for maybe six months. She then told us that he had paid our tab. I was blown away and completely humbled. The man had already left and I didn't get the chance to tell him thank you and that he turned a horrible situation into a bright, positive one that people do care about one another, stranger or friend.
So with all that said, we wanted to open up a business here in this community and the opportunity we have been blessed with is a fantastic way to give back to the people of this great place. What better way than to feed everyone! We hope that you can give us a try and let us feed your families for years to come. From the bottom of our hearts we want to say thank you, thank you, thank you!
The table is made, the plates are set, let's eat!
See you at the restaurant,