Memories Worth Sharing


1) Memories Worth Sharing

My father and mother owned and operated a general merchandise store in Burkittsville, Maryland. We never had vacations for more than a few days at a time.

My mother, therefore, aimed for vacation moments almost every week. Two of these “vacation moments” continue pleasantly in my memory.

Backyard Campfires

About dusk we would all gather at the farthest corner of our yard. Once gathered we would build a campfire. What happened next would vary, sometimes hot dogs, other times camp songs or stories but always we would sit and listen, sit and watch. The sounds of the crickets and the sight of the dark sky would bring us to calm. I remember ALWAYS wishing we could just stay there! To this day, many, many years later, my mind and heart remember and experience peace.


The Swimming Hole