Rickles enjoying life in renovated store
Jade Savell Rickles and husband Trent Rickles bought the old Sandtown Store and made it a forever home in July 2019.
After they purchased the old store in the Sandtown community, the Rickles renovated the inside and outside.
“I could just see potential in the store for a house,” Jade Rickles said.
They decided to purchase the store because it was in the same area where other family members lived and it was in the community they wanted to be in.
Since Jade Rickles’ dad, Mike Savell, knew a good bit about renovating, the store became a family project.
Rickles’ dad, her mother, Deaneen Whittle Savell, and brothers, Patrick and Andrew Savell, worked gutting the inside.
They added a front porch to the front plus painted the outside. The couple officially moved in on Halloween 2020.
Jade and Trent Rickles dated in high school and got married in March of 2017. They both graduated from Neshoba Central in 2015.
They have two dogs named Max and Ruger and an indoor-outdoor cat named Booboo.
Jade Rickles’ parents have a garden and the couple helps them pick and can vegetables. They enjoy the fresh produce that comes from the garden. Every year the family also digs and plants potatoes.
Trent Rickles has worked for B&G Equipment in Philadelphia for about three years.
Jade Rickles’ great grandfather, Jim Whittle, was a World War II veteran. He came home as a double amputee from war injuries and went to school to learn study watchmaking which led him to open the family business City Jewelry in Philadelphia. Jade Rickles grew up helping her mother and father in the business.
“I can remember going to help her wrap presents during Christmastime growing up,” Jade Rickles said.
She now works at the family business full time.
The Rickles attend Trinity Baptist Church, where Trent Rickles helps with the sound system and audio.
The Rickles alternate cooking duties. Trent Rickles cooks his grandmother Bobbie’s homemade biscuits and all breakfast foods.
The family’s cooking tradition is eating together every Sunday.
2 cans whole kernel corn
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 lb cheese
1/2 cup bell pepper
1 cup margarine, melted
Mix in order listed. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees or until set and brown on top.
MAW’S PECAN PIE
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups white Karo
6 eggs (whipped)
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup of pecans to each pie
Whip eggs only, add sugar, flour, Karo, then cream add vanilla and butter mix well.
This fills 3 deep-dish pie shells.
Mamaw Bobbie’s Biscuits
2 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup Crisco
Slowly add buttermilk. 1/2 cup or until texture is thick
Sprinkle flour onto countertop surface
On floured surface, roll out dough until 1/2-inch thick
Cut out with biscuit cutter
Place biscuits onto pan
Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden
Brush melted butter on top of cooked biscuits