Dick & Jane Pick Pumpkins

Dick & Jane Pick Pumpkins
Dick & Jane Pick Pumpkins

This picture stirs fond memories.  One of the perks of grade school was sharing the excitement of the holidays–any holiday–with class mates.  A child’s excitement increases exponentially in a room full of his peers…

We grew up experiencing the best of times with Dick and Jane, our fantasy surrogates.  Although our noses were buried in school books, Dick and Jane were out in the pumpkin patch or burning leaves in the back yard or riding bikes on the sidewalk…always where we wanted to be.  They lived the best of childhood, and we benefited…vicariously.

About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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