Nan with The Old Watering Can's official greeter, Jack
Nanette Coppess had been a special education teacher at Summitville Elementary School for 15 years, when she made a life-changing decision.
“I had always enjoyed flowers, landscaping, and doing crafts,” she told the Elwood Chamber during a recent conversation, “so that kind of pushed me to opening my own store. And then I had to decide whether I wanted to continue teaching or take on the store full time. So, here I am.”
It will be three years in September since she and her husband, Terry, opened The Old Watering Can, and she says that, although she deeply misses teaching, she hasn’t had a moment’s regret since.