'Oasis' dries up
When Cindy and Jim VanWinkle bought Life's Little Oasis in 1998, they had almost no retail experience.
"We just have bungled our way through owning a business," Cindy VanWinkle said. "We've made many mistakes along the way, but it's a learning process."
The trinket and gift store officially opened Dec. 26, 1998. Then, the store was located in a small area on the main floor of Pottery Place Historic Center.