Enjoying the Cool

26 Jul

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

After Tuesday’s rain storms passed through the remaining days of the week were glorious. I decided to abandon my computer and chores and simply enjoy. I have a teak lounger on the back porch and I spent chunks of time soaking up the cool breezes, watching the crazy hummingbirds and reading another of the Irish doctor books.

 Thursday we went on a picnic with friends at a campground/picnic area called Standing Indian. It is around a mile high in elevation and the cooler air was refreshing.

Whether traveling with an RV or tent, Standing Indian Campground is a prime place to stop for a night or spend several days in the picturesque Nantahala National Forest. The campground’s many amenities provide a comfortable home base for exploring this fun and historic section of the forest. Standing Indian is located within a 20-minute drive of Franklin, North Carolina

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We had an entire pavilion to ourselves and plenty of time to burn the hotdogs just the way we like them!

This morning one of the Methodist churches had their annual mega rummage sale. I enjoyed looking at all of the items and I usually find something I can’t live without in the kitchen section. Over the winter, I found a bag on wheels at a thrift store and I grabbed it to have for this sale. Other shoppers were envious. I definitely found items I couldn’t live without!

I was hoping to score some Snap Ware, my new kitchen obsession, but didn’t. I did get several Tupperware pieces and the most I paid was $2.00 for a Tupperware butter dish. Does anyone remember having one of those? I think my favorite find is a glass pitcher like my mom had during the 1980s. I have seen them in antique stores for $15.00. I only paid $2.00!

Just because I thought it was pretty, I bought this cute dish for my daughter. She loves butterfly art and jewelry and the colors are perfect for her kitchen.

I have to give kudos to this church and their ability to organize and hold a sale. They begin in February, collecting items. Then each item is cleaned and where appropriate, checked to to be sure that it is in working condition. The sale spreads over all of the buildings at the fairgrounds and they have volunteers directing parking. Once inside, items are displayed almost in a booth like setting complete with volunteers who answer questions, bag up your choices and take the money. They even have their novels sorted by author! I was impressed.

I am thankful for the cooler temps. I know the heat will return but I will have these memories to savor as the warmer temps return. Besides it is only a little over 50 days until Fall!

3 Responses to “Enjoying the Cool”

  1. itsrebekahlyn July 26, 2019 at 7:01 pm #

    Love the pitcher! It will remind me of grandma any time we use it. ❤️


  2. divoran09 July 26, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

    I enjoyed going on your mini-vacation with you.


  3. ludyja July 26, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

    I had an ice tea pitcher just like the one you pictured – but mine was gold toned. I must have given it away at some point, because I don’t have it anymore. I so enjoyed it. Thanks for that memory1


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