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Woman's print shop in Oklahoma City thrives despite personal setbacks

Sandra Dickinson's B&S Quality Printing in Oklahoma City has flourished after personal setbacks.
BY NASREEN IQBAL Published: April 1, 2013

Equipped with a dark room, a cutting board, printing presses and a handful of employees, B&S Quality Printing grew along with Dickinson's knowledge of the business.

“Growing up, I wanted to be a teacher or a nurse,” she said. “But now I can't imagine doing anything other than this. I love it. It's in my blood.”

Her clients include Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma City Community College, Hideaway Pizza, Ocean Dental and Chesapeake Energy.

She wants to gain more.

“I would love to get up and talk about my business. But I get so shy, that's my problem — I need more confidence.”

Two years after her husband died, she met Guy Dickinson, a Tinker Air Base aircraft electrician, at Northside Bible Church.

“I was in the nursery picking up my son and the pastor's wife introduced us. He was in Wrangler jeans and cowboy boots,” said Dickinson, a Texas native. “I think I have a thing for that.”

Dickinson said her husband is a man with a pleasing temperament who loves to cook and fish.

“In 14 years he's never raised his voice or said anything negative to me or Dean,” she said. “He's wonderful.”

“My friends always tell me I got lucky with him and with Bruce; that I was blessed two times,” she said.

Surrounded by photos of her loved ones, handed-down Bibles and the smell of ink, Dickinson looked around with tears in her eyes.

“No,” she said. “I've been blessed a lot of times.”

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