I Had Covid

(I am interviewing myself. It makes for a much easier interview, because I know ALL the questions, and ALL the answers will be correct! Easy peasy!)     M: Hi Mary, do you mind if I ask you a few questions?   M:  Not at all   M: What have you been doing the last …

I Love to Bike!

I love biking.   I love biking on bike paths.   I love biking when it feels non hurried and relaxed.   I like it ‘slower’ because there is so very much to take in at ‘bike speed.’ You see so much more, and yes, way too often I have to stop and capture a …

I Did Not Want To Pop Corn

  All my life I worked in private homes. I interacted with the families I worked for, was involved in their lives and loved them. However, I was always facinated by the stories my sisters and friends would tell me about their waitressing jobs or any job they had working with the public, meeting all …

I Did Not Want to Pop Corn (3)

So, we popped Kettle Corn in Pinecraft Florida for 2 months this winter. How in the world did that happen?   I went into this whole corn popping business ‘kicking and screaming’ and for sure never dreamed I would be setting up in the middle of Pinecraft, selling popcorn!   Pinecraft is a little village …

I SEE A MOUNTAIN!

That’s right! He gave me a mountain!   I have always been intrigued by mountains. Something about them exudes strength, steadfastness, the wonder of creation. I remember the first time I saw one. I was about 16 when my mom took us on our first ever family trip, and it was to Sarasota Florida. We …

29 Hours

Mary had reservations to fly to Ohio for her mom’s 93rd birthday party, Saturday, April 13. The party was to be held, 4:00 in the afternoon, at Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen in Mt. Hope, Ohio.   Her flight was scheduled to leave Greenville, S.C., Friday night at 8:30, connecting in Charlotte, arriving at Akron Canton, Ohio, …

I Did Not Want To Pop Corn! (2)

Its 6:30 a.m. we pull into the Flea Market for a morning of popping corn. Other vendors are already there, setting up their ‘stuff’ while some early shoppers are strolling through, looking, looking for that elusive ‘thing’ and the sun hasn’t even appeared yet.  It takes about 45 minutes to set up our tent and …

Take The Time!

    My daughter Shana: ‘I am going up to the mountains to see the Rhododendron in bloom. Do you want to come along?’     I was undecided, my week was so full, and I really did not have the time . .    But, I also know how much she loves doing this. Last …

I Did Not Want To Pop Corn! (1)

Almost 2 years ago, Tim and I sold our house, and Tim’s masonry business of 41 years. We moved to South Carolina where our daughter Shana and her family had moved 2 years earlier. After living in Hartville Ohio for 63 years, where we were both born and raised, this was quite a change!    …