Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Things

It surprises me that finally when my life is slowing down to a pace that I like I end up getting involved with something else. So here I am, signed up for another committee.
I grew up in Brandon, Fl. Our big family splurge every year was to go to the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. I looked forward to it. It was a really big deal. We lived about 20 minutes from the State Fair and even had the day out of school to go. But the kids in Plant City had the day off for the Strawberry Festival. Since the two of them were only a month or so apart, people in our area you would plan their finances around going to them. We could only afford one and it was ALWAYS the Strawberry Festival. I love everything about the berry and I seriously anticipated having the HUGE strawberry shortcakes that were sold for only $2.50. We had to share many things growing up, but my Mom tried her best to allow us each to have our own.
My excitement has never dwindled for this berry-or the event. After having lived in the Carolinas for 8 1/2 years and missing all of those Strawberries I finally got to go back in 2009. And I definately caught Strawberry Fever!!! Imagine my surprise when 2010 rolled around and it was announced that my current town of Fort Mill was going to replace the Spring Festival with it's very own South Carolina Strawberry Festival!!!
What a delight! So the festival here is nothing like the one in Florida. Actually it reminds me of the Fourth of July Festivals of my childhood. A very hometown feel, where you feel safe and let your children run free (with in reason). I was so tickled about this event that I just couldn't contain myself. So, wouldn't you know it I have managed to get myself involved with the Planning Committee. I am seeing strawberries in everything! It's funny how this fruit has followed me my whole life. Even in High School I had a coach that called me Strawberry! Well, I guess it suits me!

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