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A Centennial Celebration in New England: Happy Birthday to the Big E!

For 100 years, New England has been blessed to have a celebration like no other.   It’s an annual exhibition of New England’s finest in agriculture, crafts, music and more that draws crowds from all over to compete in various activities, participate in parades, feast on some of the best fair foods around and dance the night away to the music of some well known artists.   This year, we honor its 100th celebration here in Springfield, Massachusetts, and, already, it is breaking record attendance. Continue reading A Centennial Celebration in New England: Happy Birthday to the Big E!

The Trip(s) to Walt Disney World I Dream of Taking!!

I have “done Disney” solo.  I have “done Disney” with the family.  I have “done Disney” with my hubby and even celebrated birthdays and an anniversary there.   What I have yet to accomplish on my Disney bucket list is an individual trip with each of my three Disney-loving princes.  This had just been a dream until last year when I was able to experience Walt Disney World with one of our three boys   That trip hooked me and I could not wait to start planning trips with the other two. Continue reading The Trip(s) to Walt Disney World I Dream of Taking!!

The News That Took Me Back Over 30 Years…

Earlier in the week, I received news that instantly took me back to a scene in the 1986 Rob Reiner movie, Stand By Me, based off the novella by Stephen King.  Richard Dreyfuss’ character, Gordie LaChance, was sitting in his truck along the side of the old country-looking road.  He was deep in thought, pensive after having just heard the news that an old childhood friend, Chris Chambers, was dead.   It had been years since the two had spoken.  The memories he had were from when they were barely teenagers, but the thought of Chris having been taken from this Earth brought those memories back as if they had just happened the day prior. Where did the time go?  What separated them in life?  Well, I didn’t read my news in a newspaper…it was on a Facebook post.  It wasn’t even a close friend, to be honest.  He was just a kid who grew up in the same neighborhood I did – but the news cut through the heart like a knife and brought back so many childhood memories.  It had me deep in thought all week. Continue reading The News That Took Me Back Over 30 Years…