Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Baseball Game

Although my day started off a bit gloomy it all changed when I stumbled across a kids baseball game in a country setting. It must have been fate that led me to that game because I was longing to have a fun-filled summer day and I got my wish when I arrived at that baseball field.

Families and friends were sitting in lounge chairs and in bleachers watching the exciting baseball game, music was playing in the background, hot dogs were grilling at the concession stand and some kids were handing out free cups of fresh squeezed lemonade. Off in the distance were maple trees surrounding a pretty swimming hole and the sounds of barking dogs.

I sat in the bleachers and watched the baseball game which brought memories of a carefree summer I once had in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. Within the next several moments there were so many things that reminded me of that special summer I had long ago. I felt like a kid again and realized that sometimes it's ok to take a few moments to act and feel like a kid.

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Lending Hand

The cashier had just rung up my items which came to a total of $21.67. I had forgotten that I had used my $20.00 earlier for gasoline. Since this market only accepted cash I had to ask the cashier to take back a few items.  Just as the cashier began voiding the items I didn't have enough money for a customer approached me and said "I'd be happy to pay for the items you aren't able to purchase." I smiled at her and said "No it's OK but I appreciate the kind gesture."

How touching it was for a complete stranger to lend a hand and offer to pay for my items. As touched as I was I just couldn't accept the offer but I did learn from this experience that there are still very kind people out there who are willing to help a person in need. Those few moments in the grocery line were very touching to me! 

If ever the moment permits wouldn't it be nice to offer a kind gesture towards a stranger?

Adrianna for "Everyday Moments"

Sunday, July 7, 2013


                           H A R P E R S   F E R R Y

I never thought in a million years when I got off the train in Harpers Ferry that I'd be rewarded with the best 4th of July I ever had in my lifetime.

This historic town with beautiful scenery certainly knows how to celebrate the 4th of July. You can visit the battlefield, stroll the lovely streets, explore the extraordinary Civil War era buildings, soak in the refreshing Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers by wading or tubing, hike the beautiful Appalachian Trail and so much more.
There's band music performed by the Marines, American flags flying across town and hot dogs grilling. Many of the charming homes date back to the 1800's and are historical treasures.

The Women's Club of Harpers Ferry were ever gracious during the 4th of July. They had an amazing picnic with delicious hot dogs, potato chips, watermelon, and a variety of home-baked cookies. Beverages were also included and this feast of goods on a paper plate only cost one U.S. dollar per person. (The best deal in all of West Virginia if not all of America).  This was a deal that couldn't be beat. Locals and tourists alike gathered around the gazebo to listen to the bandstand perform patriotic music while eating the delicious picnic food.

The whole town felt blissfully happy as they celebrated America's Birthday. I met so many kind people during my short time in Harpers Ferry. I even made a couple of friends. The people of Harpers Ferry certainly know how to put on a spectacular 4th of July and I thank them for blessing me with an unforgettable day. Harpers Ferry las left me with unforgettable moments.