She said exactly what I was thinking: "It's going to rain." We had arrived in Gubbio, Italy, a medieval village not far from our friends' place, Le Vigne…Read More
"Come back before it’s too late." It was the last line of an email from our friends, Roger and Joan, who own a centuries-old renovated villa in Umbria, Italy…Read More
Greetings from Italy, and Happy July 4th! We are just outside Perugia, Umbria, at our friends' place, Le Vigne…Read More
I don't know how old I was--maybe four or five--but I was excited. It was past my bedtime, but I was still up. We were going to …
Vegetables. I wasn't a fan. Under duress and my parents' watchful eyes, I would take a bite of green beans and shiver as it went down. And squash? I thought it just might be the death of me...Read More
Squirming, talking, looking out the window at the sunshine. We could not keep still. Finally, the last school bell would ring, and out of the building we would fly.
Summer stretched before us, endless and exciting, filled with sunshine and fun and magic. Adventure awaited, and finally, we were free…Read More
“Want to go to an antiques auction with us?” my dad asked on the phone one day. In love with all things vintage at the time, I jumped at the chance.
The next Saturday evening, we followed my uncle’s car out into the country and back up in the woods to a place called Trails’ End Antiques. I had no idea how we got there or how we’d ever get out again…Read More