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Geralyn Gray

We landed in Shipshiwana once---it was amazing. I attend auctions in NJ, but this was so different. It was very intimidating. I couldn't even understand the auctioneer and there were so many auctions going on at one time. My husband said if we ever go into the antique business we now know where to come and buy. I saw a cute button on someone's blog to save the Home Companion magazine---I wish I could remember who it was now!


and do you remember all three of us in our pj's talking most of the night? loved that trip and all the others.

happy birthday anne.

noodle and lou studio

such a sweet story! thanks for sharing with us:) I've so enjoyed looking through your blog. The children's Valentine project was adorable! what a treat for those kids...and their lucky Valentines:)

Happy weekend to you


I remember those articles from Home Companion. I adored that magazine. I hope to see it again one day.
The vase is sweet. Love the story!


Nothing to do with your post - just to tell that I ordered a used copy of "Between Friends" from Betterworldbooks - it took a while to arrive, as it's a long journey to Germany.

When I finally held it in my hands, I discovered it is an autographed copy!
It has a very sweet dedication, too, from the original giver, I presume. Lots of stories with this book in addition to the printed ones... :^)

Linda Crispell

Did you get pie at the Blue Gate Inn?
What is the lovely Barbara doing now?


What a great story! It's those memories that can serve to take us back in time over and over again. Belated birthday wishes to your friend Anne!


I miss my Home Companion!


I love it when I find out someone else shares My birthday! LOL. Happy wishes to your pal, Anne.

That vase is simply a lovely thing to see, Charlotte, and I do wish I could find something that perfect for my own place. I think on my piano would be good.

Thanks so much for sharing that story, too!
Take care.
Candace in Athens

karen cox

Your vase looks perfectly wonderful on that chair too. Such pretty flowers to compliment a lovely vase.


Meant to be!!

Alison Gibbs

What a lovely shade of blue that vase is.
Perfect blooms for the vase.

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