Finding Yalem’s Garden in Rocky Mount, NC

At 5:30 in the early evening, most of the 'garden' is in shade; Yalem Kiros's garden. A blue heron lifted off the island and elegantly floated past me. Swallows dipped and played. In the quiet I could hear the flow of the water. For the moment I'd been given the gift of this bit of … Continue reading Finding Yalem’s Garden in Rocky Mount, NC

No Need To Drive To The Beach For Great Food And A Beach Atmosphere – It’s Here

Not everyone has an opportunity or cares that much about driving to the beach, wherever that is for you. Eating out at the local restaurants is part of the fun of going to the beach, however. What about off-season when you're dying for some fresh shrimp or you love crab legs and seafood in general? … Continue reading No Need To Drive To The Beach For Great Food And A Beach Atmosphere – It’s Here

Entrepreneurs and Rocky Mount Go Together Like Pooh Bear and Honey, Like Travis and Kristi, Brandon and Etaf

From the back seat of my car, a 3-1/2-year-old child reacts to a familiar place. "Grammy!!! there is Barley and Burger where Daddy and I have our date nights. They have french fries!" Spoken by a decerning french fry expert. Annaclaire has recently put together that there are four places in Rocky Mount where you can eat … Continue reading Entrepreneurs and Rocky Mount Go Together Like Pooh Bear and Honey, Like Travis and Kristi, Brandon and Etaf

River and Twine – Tiny Home Hotel in Rocky Mount, NC

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Stepheny, who had a playhouse filled with children who came to play. They had so much fun together, and they all lived happily ever after. The end."  This was my dream as a little girl...to have a playhouse. Dreams are coming true in Rocky Mount. … Continue reading River and Twine – Tiny Home Hotel in Rocky Mount, NC

The Community of Saints – Part of the Rocky Mount Mills History Sweep

Episcopalians, of which I am one, set great store by the community of saints. It may startle you that I reference them when writing about the Mill history sweep on February 25th at the Braswell Library. This image came to me while I watched a digitalized black and white movie where Mill families and friends, toddler … Continue reading The Community of Saints – Part of the Rocky Mount Mills History Sweep