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Funtime Festival

Stefanie Bridges-Mikota with Kyle Pratt at the Napavine Funtime Festival

I live outside of the small town of Napavine. For the last forty-plus years, they have had a Funtime Festival. Usually, I just see a small part of it and go on with my day, but this year my friend and fellow author Stefanie Bridges-Mikota suggested that we have a booth together with some fun activities for the kids and displays of all our books. I thought it was a great idea. We set up near the Ace Hardware Store and across from the car show. If you live near here you’ll know exactly where we were.

The sky was blue and the sun shined the entire day. I’m glad Stefanie had the canopy for us to sit under. From that shady spot, I was able to watch the parade talk with old friends and new ones and sell some books. Stefanie seems to know everyone in town. She also made the sign I’m holding.

Thanks, Stefanie, for the great idea and all the work you put into it!


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You know you live in the country when …

That title could be the start of a joke, but in this case, it isn't. I live near Napavine, in Washington state. The town was incorporated over a century ago and is growing, but still has less than 2,000 people. I guess you could say that it isn’t growing quickly.

On Hamilton Road and turning onto Hamilton Road

Folks tend to start directions by saying, “Go to the stoplight and ….” There are actually two stoplights in town, but the other one just blinks red or yellow at you.

I know my way around and so don’t usually bother to read street signs; however, the other day one caught my attention. I’ve driven through that intersection countless times, but as I gazed at the sign, I had to laugh. Then I turned off my car, got out and walked into the middle of the road and took the picture you see here.

Some might think such things are all a joke, but to me, it’s just part of living in the country.


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