Saturday Six #25: Sweet Strawberry Summer

Before developers purchased the fields, I went strawberry picking with my parents and brother every summer. It was always one of our first family outings once my mom finished the school year as an elementary secretary, together filling flats of locally grown berries. I’m sure crouching and bending in the hot sun wasn’t always the …

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Saturday Six #22: Furlough Memories

Today is the one-year anniversary of my last day of work before “pandemic furlough.” Because the funding for my salary relies heavily on tourism, and because tourism shut down last spring, our entire department was placed on furlough. Initially, we were supposed to be off for two months, but as the pandemic stretched on, the …

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Saturday Six #7: Christmas Movies

I love Christmas, so you’ll have to forgive another holiday-themed Saturday Six. (There will be one next week, too, so consider yourself warned!) Yesterday on my way to work, the radio station was doing their daily brain-buster game, and the question was, “Fifty percent of people surveyed list this as their favorite holiday activity.” I …

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Saturday Six #6: Gifts of Christmases Past

Whether you're giving or receiving, gifts can be one of the sweetest parts of life. Today I'm sharing six gifts that hold happy memories (complete with a few vintage photos!). Snowbabies ornaments. When I was in 8th grade, we took a school field trip to Frankenmuth, MI. I can’t even remember why we went or …

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