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Fuzzy Hennigan and his wife, Shirley, are living the good life

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Every Monday we focus on living the "good life." A lot of times we talk about travel, but this week, we're focusing on how one couple escapes from their busy life.

Randall Hennigan and his wife, Shirley, have a home in the ever busy Frisco, Texas with its big city atmosphere. But when they want to get away from it all, Fuzzy as his friends call him and his wife, return to their roots of the little country-friendly village of Marthaville where they also have a home. It's all a part of the Hennigan's "good life."

Off the beaten path and barely a wide spot in the road, Marthaville is located on the western edge of Natchitoches Parish. 70 year-old Fuzzy Hennigan and his wife both born and raised in Marthaville, were childhood sweethearts and about 7 years ago, while keeping their home in Frisco, decided to live part of the time in Marthaville.

"There is a wonderful feeling of the good people here and there's a lot of people here who grew up here and their families have gone on and passed on and we just like being with them and enjoy being here and we feel at home here in Marthaville even though we've lived elsewhere and had to move off to make a living" says Fuzzy.

Hennigan is a sales rep for Pool Shop. His customers is all Home Depots and the only swimming pool cleaning equipment Home Depot carries is manufactured by Pool Shop. Hennigan could have retired years ago, so why is he still working?

"It's the only thing I know to do. I have no desire to retire. I love what I do. It's a wonderful deal. I travel and my wife Shirley can travel with me and we can go and do things we'd like to see" says Fuzzy.

Today, when the Hennigan's return to Marthaville, they stay in Shirley's family's old general store which they've turned into an attractive and comfortable five bedroom - five bath home.

"We owned the building. We didn't want to see it god down so we decided to come back here and fix it up and help all these wonderful people here in Marthaville clean up Marthaville and keep it clean" says Fuzzy.

Hennigan doesn't just sit around the house when he comes to Marthaville, among other things, he was chairman and director this year of Marthaville's 21st Good Ole Days Festival.

"I've been about ten different titles. Program manager, announcer, parade announcer, entertainment chairman, just anything. I got involved because Shirley and I just love Marthaville. There's nothing like being in your hometown working with all the people" says Fuzzy.

Fuzzy Hennigan of Frisco, Texas is living a double good life thanks to a second home in his and his wife's hometown of Marthaville.

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