Glamping: Revisiting Childhood Camping Memories

When it comes to vacations, I am a bit of a princess. I love luxury bedding and room service. We work hard, so when we are able to get away, I prefer five star accommodations. Since I began “chapter two” of my life, the ability to travel has become important to me. I have heardContinue reading “Glamping: Revisiting Childhood Camping Memories”

Who is Red Buffalo?

by Francie Hartsog-Slaughter It was a cold, January evening in 2019 when my husband, Kevin, and I drove from Davidson to show a vacant apartment in downtown Statesville. It was also my 51st birthday. We decided to make our business trip to Statesville a celebration too. The couple loved the 800 sq. ft., two bedroomContinue reading “Who is Red Buffalo?”

Why Small Southern Towns Are Big

Living in a sleepy little town like Statesville, it’s easy to assume the conflict in the world around us will not find it’s way here. This is a great town. Everyone knows their neighbors, and the community is active and proud of the history and culture of the place they were born and raised. EvenContinue reading “Why Small Southern Towns Are Big”

Tea with Grandma

“If I had known grandchildren were so much fun, I would have had them first.”      If you are lucky enough to have grandchildren, you know this important truth.  Grandchildren bring out the best in you.  When you are in the grandparent zone, you are not concerned about the mammogram on the calendar.  You doContinue reading “Tea with Grandma”