I didn't know there was such a difference between the tourist and the
Lancaster County resident until I met this
very beautiful and special lady....
See the braid?
It is special for Lancaster County.
You may read Marydon's blog?
If you don't you are missing out.
Well, a while back Marydon started sending me
cryptic messages about something coming in June.
I replied to her comment but the next time she would
ask again as if I hadn't responded.
For a moment I wondered if Marydon might be
losing it...but I would read her posts and they all made
sense so I just kept responding to her inquiries.
Then one day it hit me.
I looked at the screen after I hit reply.
It said "no reply"
That explained our communication snafu.
So....we finally made contact.
I found out that Marydon was going to be bringing
two ladies from California to my neck of the woods
and she wanted them to see my candles.
We arranged to meet at one of the shops
where my candles are sold.
And so we did.
I was thrilled to meet Tanza and her mother, Donna.
|I took photos with Marydon and these ladies but I used their cameras and forgot to take one with mine...pout.|
Such warm ladies.
Tanza was as entertaining as she found everything around her.
I have never had the opportunity to show someone around
who was as starstruck with Lancaster County as
Reminded me of the first time I set foot on St. Simon's Island, GA.
I thought I would just break into tears,
so happy was I to be there.
To walk where the people I had so often read about had
walked...to see the gravestones....
but enough about that.
in that way I totally understood Tanza.
Now I kind of want to see our lovely County
I think we take it for granted around here.
We get irritated as we have to slow to pass that buggy
or blast down country roads never paying a bit of
attention to the vistas around us. Views which draw
people in from a world away.
We enjoyed a very delightful lunch together,
the four of us,
and then we parted ways.
But as I drove through Strasburg I noticed
the haystacks and the buggy as I passed it
by knowing who was driving behind me and just
imagining the joy of the sight for her.
That makes for such a happy heart.
I'm clearly more resident than tourist
but for that one day I got to see it through different eyes.
I think that you should all come on over to Lancaster County.
It is a pretty great place to visit