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So in addition to my multitudinous trips at the York Fair, I did something else fun this past weekend. I went to see my mom in a fashion show! She was “modeling” for one of her favorite stores at the mall, and she had a great time. (And got a

Hope your Labor Day included relaxing times and dry basements. Wear your galoshes the rest of the week; I hear the rain will continue. In that spirit, today’s Ask Joan also features some continuations, following up on previous posts. Hopefully these will be of a bit more cheery sort than

Today was my daughter’s first day of sixth grade – the start of middle school in our district! In addition to that typical craziness, we also went and bought her a (used) flute tonight so she can join the band. Busy day. I hope my cute photo will serve as

As you read this, I’m in Pittsburgh, hanging out with two good friends after driving my mom to an event she’s attending this week. But I will be back later today – can’t stay away from York for THAT long! Meanwhile, in a real “it’s a small world” kind of

Lots of rain and thunder hit us earlier today in West Manchester Township. Now, it’s as hot as ever. I remind myself frequently that I hate winter! The only truly bad part about the heat for us is the damage being done to our garden. Well, if that’s our biggest

I think it’s an “Only in Joan’s family” thing that grocery-shopping is a full-on family event that takes up most of a weekend. Saturday was Central Market and BJ’s; Sunday was a trip to Wegmans outside Mechanicsburg that, all told, took about 4 hours. Guess I have no excuse to

As my husband mentioned in his VERY sweet guest post Saturday, I’ve been a bit under the weather. Just starting to feel human again today; thanks for all your good wishes! What’s inside 1. A question about newspaper archives 2. Seeking name of hobby shop 3. Rec sports info in