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A Cowboy Breakfast
A Cowboy Breakfast
By Josephine McDowell as told to Edith McDowell Edson
What’s better than café food? Country cookin’ by a real cowboy.
A Kid’s Utopia
A Kid’s Utopia
By John B. Klunder
Our suburban wonderland provided the ideal setting where summer memories were made.
An Unexpected Stowaway
An Unexpected Stowaway
By M.D. Smith
I surprised a deadly, venomous snake. Or did I?
Being the Hero
Being the Hero
By Everett Garrison
Her saving me was not my plan.
Bits and Pieces -- A Night of Adventure
Bits and Pieces -- A Night of Adventure
By Kathleen Fessler
A gentle lull and ghost stories made for the perfect adventure. Until … what was that?
Eat Your Fish and Have It Too
Eat Your Fish and Have It Too
By Drew Coons
Should he or shouldn’t he? The answer echoed through the years.
Entrepreneurship and the Rock Scene
Entrepreneurship and the Rock Scene
By Glenn Thaxton
Friends turned into buyers when rocks turned into dinosaur eyes and bones from a pirate’s toes.
Fireworks and Fireflies
Fireworks and Fireflies
By Joann Draves Lightfoot
Fourth of July meant food, fun and family every year.
Goin’ to the Ocean
Goin’ to the Ocean
By Elizabeth Wagoner
From pine trees, mountains and lakes to palm trees, beaches and bragging rights, our carload of family was hooked.
Gone Fishing!
Gone Fishing!
By Bob Reed
We learned to appreciate the world around us—and how to untangle a hook.
Good Old Days in the Kitchen -- Perfect Day for a Picnic
Good Old Days in the Kitchen -- Perfect Day for a Picnic
By Georgia Kohart
Everything tastes better outside and with family!
Good Old Days on Wheels -- Whitewall Willpower
Good Old Days on Wheels -- Whitewall Willpower
By Donald Kozlowski
Elbow grease and a can of Wizard White paint transformed her into the ultimate cool.
Hitting the Road
Hitting the Road
By Teresa L. Carlson
Camping with family, food and fun made the best short getaways.
Keepsies
Keepsies
By Paula J. Hafner
Would I listen to the voice of greed or my conscience? And how would I get back my Rainbow Turtle Cat’s Eye?
Looking Hollywood Way -- A Little Girl With Big Ideas
Looking Hollywood Way -- A Little Girl With Big Ideas
By Michael O'Donnel
Her size couldn’t keep her from riding the surf.
Making a Splash
Making a Splash
By Frances Smith
We expected a resort but ended up all wet.
On Cedar Lake
On Cedar Lake
By Kenneth Hoffman
Moving from the city to the country meant new adventures galore.
Percy Ann’s Great Escape
Percy Ann’s Great Escape
By Frances Smith
She won a blue ribbon, but not for patience.
Picnic Traditions
Picnic Traditions
By Susan Davis
We bonded with our extended families over chilled watermelon and birthday cake.
Pin Boy
Pin Boy
By Allan C. Hanrahan
What started out as an adventure quickly turned into a thrilling but short-lived career.
Pretty Knees
Pretty Knees
By Juliana S. Quackenbush
With roller skates, snaking sidewalks and Mercurochrome, we had everything we needed to make a great summer.
Running on Empties
Running on Empties
By Bill Barrick
Fast money could bring fast trouble—and shame, if greed was involved.
Spino’s Lemon Ice
Spino’s Lemon Ice
By Amanda Spino
A community legend served more than just a tasty treat.
Surrounded by Hardworking People
Surrounded by Hardworking People
By Dr. Harry James Ford
Honest, hard work can be even harder when you’re striving for self-reliance.
The Mulberry Tree
The Mulberry Tree
By Dorothy Stanaitis
More than purple stains on a sidewalk or carpet, the tree also conjured memories of far-away family, treats and silkworms.
The National Picnic
The National Picnic
By Jeffrey Maurice Smith
What a perfect summer day—races, contests and all the ice cream I could eat!
The Swimming Hole
The Swimming Hole
By Ruth Enderle Brown
Our cooling-off spot was kid-tested, but it wasn’t mother-approved.
The Watermelon Stand
The Watermelon Stand
By Douglas S. Clark
We were in the business of selling what we grew—if we didn’t eat it first.