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Favorite #179: West Rowan Farm Home and Garden Store

         Hometown Pride Imagine an atmosphere with friendly conversation, a game of checkers and a warm brownie smothered in ice cream. If you can imagine that you have imagined the West Rowan Farm Home and Garden Store at the corner … Continue reading

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Favorite #178: Vacation Bible School

  A Time of Learning As a child one of my favorite things to do in the summer was to go to Vacation Bible School.  I still remember standing in a line outside Trading Ford Baptist Church waiting to hear the music so we could march … Continue reading

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Favorite #177: Cosmetologists

  The Local Beauty Shop As we look around our communities we often see people willing to serve. Some are visible, like policemen and firemen, while others are not so visible. Have you ever thought about how much a cosmetologist does for … Continue reading

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Favorite #176: Sea Paws Pet Store

Unexpected Treasures at the Beach There’s nothing I enjoy more than sitting on the shore at the beach listening to the ocean waves with the sand between my toes. This past May I spent a week with friends and family in … Continue reading

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Favorite #175: Robinson Elementary School

     A Day of Reading, Writing and Fun Earlier this spring I was invited by kindergarten teacher, Lorna Poe to share my books with the kindergarten and first grade classes at Robinson Elementary School in Gastonia, NC.  I had never met Lorna … Continue reading

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Favorite #174: Mother’s Day Everyday

Time Together It’s fun to see the different ways mothers are surprised or pampered on Mother’s Day.  Even though  flowers, candy and presents are great, most mothers are happy just to spend time with their families. Now that my mom lives with me, … Continue reading

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Favorite #173: Touch a Truck

A Boy and his Toys When my oldest daughter, Kristin, recently invited me to the Touch a Truck event in Salisbury, NC, I said, “What’s that?” She laughed and said, “It’s where children get to touch and climb on big trucks.” I thought … Continue reading

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Favorite #172: Camping at Dan Nicholas Park

Time Together I experienced my first and only camping trip in my early twenties, spending a night under the stars on a blanket with nothing to cover my head but the night sky. Uncomfortable on the hard ground with the dew falling in my face, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Favorite #171: Easter

Friends, Family and Time for Worship If you were to ask five different people what Easter means to them, you would probably get five different answers. Children often think Easter means bunny rabbits and baskets full of candy. Moms view it as the perfect opportunity to dress … Continue reading

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Favorite #170: Rowan Rotary Club

Service Above Self Several weeks ago I was invited to share my journey as a writer at the Rowan Rotary Club in Salisbury, NC. The meetings are held each Thursday morning at the Salisbury Country Club. One of the first members I met the day of my speech … Continue reading

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