Thursday, July 6, 2017
“Sweet days of summer, the jasmine’s in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune …
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine,
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind …”
~ Seals & Croft
The sight of laundry dancing on the clothesline in the gentle summer breeze “dresses up” the countryside of Kempton, Pennsylvania on a beautiful June afternoon.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
"The bell still rings for me,
as it does for all who truly believe."
~ Chris Van Allsburg
~ born 1949
~"The Polar Express"
~ published 1985
A red caboose festooned in its Christmas finery
greets train goers on their way to boarding
The Christmas Train on the Hawk Mountain Line
in early December at WK&S (Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern, Inc.)
Railroad, Kempton, Pennsylvania.
The Hawk Mountain Line is a scenic ride of six-and-a-half
miles on track of the old Reading Railroad, running along
the Ontelaunee Creek, through the farms and woods of
Berks and Lehigh Counties.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The sun-dappled porch of Wanamaker's General Store,
Kempton, Pennsylvania says "Wilkum" (welcome) to
customers on an October afternoon.
The quaint Wanamaker's is an authentic, family owned
general store nestled in the heart of
Pennsylvania Dutch country.
Wanamaker's has been welcoming friends, neighbors
and passersby since the late 1800's.
The classic Pennsylvania Dutch Wilkum Home hex sign is
often seen on porches and other entry ways, extending a warm
and friendly welcome.