Posts Tagged: fall festival


Everyone knows us at our local grocery store.  If I go in without any of the kids, it’s known which ones are missing, and asked where they and why they didn’t come along on that given day.  Most of the time it’s just me and Davey.  He rolls around one of those little carts for kids, having a grand time putting bananas, Nilla Wafers, and cans of tuna for his sister in his buggy; usually running into my heels making me gasp with eyes popping out in pain.  I digress.

One particular afternoon I went in with Olivia to get a few things to make for dinner.  I didn’t have a lot of time to cook since I had a Yoga class to get to, so I bought a rotisserie chicken and this fantastic cornbread salad that they make at the deli, daily.   While the deli lady, Jackie, packed the salad into the little container she began to tell me about this Fall Festival that her church was putting on at a local farm.   She told me that I should bring all the kids, that it was going to be amazingly fun, and that it was free.   I thanked her for the invite and forgot about it, like I usually do, because if I don’t plug it into a calendar it’s–more than likely–not happening.

A week-or-so later the door bell rang and it was a neighbor from one cul-de-sac over.   She handed us a little flier about the festival that Jackie had told us about.    It’s free, she said.  I was so happy that she came around to tell [us] about it that upon coming back into the house I went directly to the calendar and wrote it down as not to forget again.

It’s true:  The best things in life really are free.



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