Richard Cubbage

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Where did you grow up?
On my family farm in Remington Virginia. It was formerly known as Rappahannock Station during the war of Northern Aggression and later named Remington after a  train conductor who worked on the Southern railroad. One of my fondest memories is my Great-Grandmother showing me the spring under the willow tree where the soldiers would fill their canteens and use the willow sprigs as toothbrushes.

How many years have you been in the industry?
17 years
Favorite past time / hobbies?
At home it’s cooking. I love trying to duplicate gourmet dishes enjoyed in the fine dining establishments in and around Washington D.C. I enjoy boating on the Potomac and playing golf.
Tell a funny story about being on the road…
I once met a new customer at her house to set up her new store. We started around 2pm with light snow falling. Around 6pm her husband came in from feeding his horses and suggested that I better stay with them for the night as the snow had increased and was accumulating rapidly. Around 8pm I found a four foot drift blocking my exit out of their driveway. The guestroom was it’s own floor of their renovated farmhouse. We sat in the gourmet kitchen and continued to work until 11pm and I retired to what could be the best B&B i’ve ever stayed in.The next morning her husband and kids had me dug out and on my way by 8am.
What did you want to be when you were 12 years old?
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Fishing the Potomac and Rappahannock on my father’s boat with him, my brother, mother, grandfather and grandmother.
Tell us about another job you had..
I was a store manager for :Lane Bryant women’s store! I was trained by professionals to properly fit bras on women. I used to take pride in the responsibility where “women placed their breasts in my hands”
Tell us about your beloved?
My wife Robyn was my high school sweetheart. We will be married 27 years this September. She works at an animal hospital and we have taken in 3 rescue dogs in addition to other pets owned. She is a huge Anglophile and our pet’s names reflect that.  We currently have a Yorkie (Dudley), Cairn Terrier (Elpheba or Elphie named after the wicked witch of the west), Cockapoo (Ghillie) and a cat (Caryss)
Name 5 things always found in your fridge?
Unsalted butter,
white wine (Robyn’s) , beer (Richard’s) ,
 heavy cream (when I cook I say “darn the calories”!)
If you were a quilt block, what one would you be & why?

Mariner’s compass due to my love of the water.

What was the best thing before sliced bread?
Hard tack 
What would be the name of three chapters in your auto-biography?
How would you describe your job to a 5 year old?
 I sell pretty fabrics to your mother that makes her very happy and your daddy’s wallet very sad
Name 5 things on your bucket list…
Spend 2 weeks in Bora Bora
Take my wife to Great Britain for 2 or 3 weeks
Attend a Stanley Cup final in Washington
Fly to Key West on Jimmy Buffett’s Hemisphere Dancer sea plane and spend the weekend fishing with him
Play a round of golf with Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson.
Tell us something about you that most people don’t know…

I love poetry. Oddly, Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favorites.

Name three things you never leave home without…
Android phone
Android tablet
The desire to return there as soon as possible
My vice in life..
Cigars and Foie Gras (not together!)
My passion is…
My pet’s favorite TV show?
Curb Your Enthusiasm (they are the only ones in the house that will be in the room with me when it’s on)
My motto is…
I’m Growing Older But Not Up”
Is the Hokey Pokey really what it is all about?
The Hokey Pokey really IS all its’s about.
You just drove your car through the garage door. What would you say to your spouse / significant other, to convince them that this is good news?
Honey, remember how you’ve been after me to clean out the garage?”
What fashion trend do you wish would come back in style & why?
Gym shorts and over-the-calf athletic socks (everybody always said I had sexy legs)
If you could create your own bumper sticker, it would read…
“Honk if you love Jesus, Text while driving if you want to meet Him”
If gas mileage & space for samples, were not a requirement, I’d be driving..
Triumph TR7 on weekends,
Cadillac CTS V Coupe weekdays.

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