Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall, Friends, and Family

I love this season...apples by the bushel at roadside stands, warm cider, the state fair, football and marching band, Fall has always been my favorite (at least until spring rolls around). Maybe because I spent summers away from my school friends, fall meant reconnecting.

As an only child, I think Friends are especially important. I spent the best summers of my life with my two grandparents and about 300 other retirees who became my buddies and my extended family. It was wonderful, and I think I've always treasured friends - those who just pass through our lives briefly, those who are there for the duration, and every sort of friend in between.

Now, as nearly all of my original family and summer buddies have passed on, I find Family in my husband and kids, but also I find myself extending the meaning to encompass my friends. Those relationships are precious and as busy as we all are, I try to show my appreciation for the joy and support they bring to my life!

Give your family - and your friends - a hug today!

and look for Shadow Stone - a Halloween short from Hobbitville - coming soon from Echelon Press Shorts!


  1. Fall is my favorite time of year as well. It even has a certain smell. The smells of the first chill in the air, the first fireplaces around the neighborhood... I could go on and on.


  2. Having moved south I really miss that first fireplace night in the neighborhood!