Weatherford Democrat

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October 6, 2013

Good fortune

Most people don’t put a lot of stock in fortune cookies. The mother-daughter trio of Linda Mayo, Katrena Robertson and Keena Wooster do so whole-heartedly.

The trio were getting ready to meet with officials from Painting with A Twist in July. Before the drive to corporate offices in Louisiana, the ladies had agreed to meet in a Grand Prairie parking lot where Mayo’s husband had brought some Chinese food.

Mayo, who was working at a marina on Lake Texoma, wanted to combine forces with her daughters after attending a Painting class in Sherman last spring. Robertson was working as a kindergarten teacher in Frisco and was beginning to get burned out, so a new opportunity was welcome to her.

After talking and praying about the new venture through the summer, the trio were understandably nervous with anticipation prior to the meeting.

The three opened their fortune cookies and immediately knew they should go ahead with their plan, as all three cookies had fortunes of great success and going forward with their venture.

The interview could not have gone better, as the trio was offered a franchise that day. Mayo said the waiting period is normally around two weeks.

Once a building was found and Robertson and her family moved to Parker County, things began falling into place. Painting with a Twist opened at 303 N. Main Street on Oct, 3 and things have been going off the hook since the Weatherford Facebook site went up in anticipation of the opening.

“The company normally wants you to have 1,000 Facebook likes before your grand opening,” Robertson, the trio’s “computer guru” said. “We had 1,016 likes in 28 hours after our Facebook page went up. (Painting with a Twist) had never had more than 200 likes in a 24-hour period before, so that’s another positive sign.”

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