Friday, July 27, 2012

A Slice and a Drink

Days like today beg for a slice and a drink of summer. Watermelon and lemonade fit the bill. Think I’ll go and find some. You should do the same. After all, it’s the first day of summer here in Gracier.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The more things change...

She wouldn’t have it any other way, and no one would blame her. But once it goes up, that sign will mark the ending and beginning. A good thing, that’s come out of something very bad. She’ll be at home in that barn. She’ll  get her feet under her. It’s where she feels most at home. And the McCabe girl could use that now. We all could.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Can you smell it?

It’s the peonies blooming like everything next to the Conrad’s. Patty Ann would settle for nothing less. Flowers wouldn’t dare not to bloom and stand up straight in her garden. I’m not belittling the effort, just noting….

Friday, July 6, 2012

"Proverbial" Worm...or Sugar Donut

The sky couldn’t be much bluer.  And  the square, well it has a life of its own this morning.  Caldwell’s  Bakery couldn’t open soon enough for the kids on summer break. Bikes parked next to the shop announced the changing of the early morning guard as the usual morning flock alighted, beaten by the early birds who caught the “proverbial  worm”… or sugar donut.

It’s interesting to observe how interruption of habit can throw off a day. The Caldwell girl seems the only one who never misses a beat. Even when she took over the shop after her folks died in the accident. For a small little thing she’s tough as nails. Still can worry a person though. 

I think I need a cinnamon roll.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


July 5, 2012
Welcome to Gracier! Haven’t heard of our small town…well… 

This all came about quite simply. People wanted to know more…some for the right reason, some because they’re just plain nosy. My task, or burden, is to keep things on the up and up. Perhaps share some wisdom, and more than anything, bring you to love, or at least enjoy Gracier as much as we the folks of this small town do. Why you’ll come to love or enjoy it is up to you.

If you are already familiar with our little community, you may find that little tidbit you’ve been looking for. New to Gracier? Well you can catch up simply by reading about our small town with big secrets. 

Through the seasons, through the secrets, in the midst of laughter and sadly some tears you’ll come to see…everyone is welcome in Gracier.