As most of you know, I came from small town roots, and one of my most precious memories is getting to be able to go to Eau Claire every summer for vacation, and occasionally lucky enough to get there for Christmas. One of those memories that is crystal clear is my cousin Jan and I heading to Stangie’s Grocery store for penny candy every day.
I had a very sweet woman named Lori Schmidt of Evergreen Graphics find my blog. She emailed me and asked me to give her a call and see if I would be interested in being in a little magazine called Chippewa Valley’s Hidden Treasures. I called her and it was like we knew each other for years, in fact when I go back later this spring to Eau Claire we are going to get together…but I digress…. she asked me to write down a few paragraphs about Stangie’s and his store and my memories and told me she would have a writer get it in shape for an article. I sent her an email and hoped she liked it. Well, I guess she did, because she changed a few grammatical errors and printed as I wrote it….so, come on back in time with me and think of your favorite childhood candy….
Thanks for all of the interest in being getting published….I know it is nothing huge, but for me to have these memories in print is so wonderful! Thank you Lori and I hope to meet you soon!