My daughter's wedding shower was several weeks ago. When we started planning it, the bridesmaids decided on a pink and gold color scheme. I thought it sounded beautiful and set out looking for a few trinkets to add to the decor. It wasn't long before I found an antique, pink-and-gold tea set at a garage sale. Knowing how much my daughter likes the vintage teacups and saucers passed down to her from my mom, I snapped it up. Sixteen matching teacups would be perfect for centerpieces at the shower, holding large pink and white peonies from my garden.
After giving much thought to naming our new outboard runabout, my family settled on Lollipop, which we had lettered on both sides of the bow. I was 10, and I had a younger brother and sister, all of us close in age. The only boating experience our family had had before then was renting rowboats while vacationing summers in New England, which was a day-long drive from home.