PRESTON — Many will remember Marie Chance, fondly known as Mrs. Chance, from Chance's Country Store in Preston. Married to John Chance in 1948, the two took operation of what was then Quidas' Store in 1972, until its closure just a few years ago. Mrs. Chance made many friends with her famous sweet tea and homemade food, and stopping in to the store was nearly as good as getting a to-go bag from your grandmother's kitchen.
On Jan. 13, Mrs. Chance will celebrate her 90th birthday and her children and grandchildren invite those who know her to drop a little note to her to help celebrate, especially as pandemic restrictions limit visits from friends and family. Cards may be sent to Marie Chance c/o Caroline Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 520 Kerr Avenue, Denton, MD 21629.