A new category – Strange phone calls from mom.

so the other day, my cell phone rings, and it isn’t a number programmed in my phone which isn’t a big surprise because i am terrible about keeping my contacts updated. i answer it and it is my mom, i have a moment of concern because i know she was with my dad at a dr. appointment this morning.

Now, she has a cell phone, it can take pictures and texts but it isn’t a smart phone. so here is how it goes…  (mind you she is in Missouri, and I am in California)

Mom: I need directions to <something> farms in Campbell from Poplar Bluff

Me: you need what?!

Mom: directions to bader/vader (I couldn’t tell which she was saying) farms from Poplar Bluff, I need to know the best way.

Me: Umm OK… (opens google maps) what is it again?  vader farms?

Mom: no, Bader… Bob – andy-dog- edgar- roger

Me 🙁 googling)

Me: ahh OK, well the best way is to take blah blah highway

Mom: OK that is what I told your dad but he didn’t believe me

Me: WHY are we going to this farm?

Mom:  oh, I need some peaches.

Apparently Bader Farms has peaches worth driving MILES for

Bader Peach Farms Inc. Campbell, MO. – where every day is just peachy!

 

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Book Review: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

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Welcome to Walls of Water, North Carolina

From the second paragraph of this book, i was hooked.

If anyone had been paying attention to the signs, they would have realized that air turns white when things are about to change, that paper cuts mean there’s more to what’s written on the page than meets the eye, and that birds are always out to protect you from things you don’t see.

This is a story about a small town, lifelong friendships and the secrets that both of these can help keep and  expose.

As Paxton Osgood is bringing new life back to a centuries old home the secrets of those who lived there are unable to remain secret.

Family history uncovers enlightening and at times troublesome information, that will forge new friendships and open the way for major changes in the lives of Paxton and Willa Jackson.

i was quickly dragged into Walls of Water and didn’t want to leave when i turned the last page.

The mysteries were solved, but i was left wanting to know more about the people and the town.  It made me question what it means when i make my coffee every morning since i rarely take it the same way twice in a row  and why the birds sometimes gather in my backyard.  i will always think of this story and especially Grandma Georgie when i eat a peach.  I hope you will love the town and its people as much as I did

i will definitely be picking up some more of Sarah’s books soon

you can find out more about Sarah and her books at her website: http://www.sarahaddisonallen.com/the_peach_keeper.html