Getting to know Tanya, Holly and Xela:
What they do together: Music, serving and family time.
Ages: 55, 37 and 14
Movie they watch together: “The Color Purple”
Pets: Xela has a dog and two cats
Mealtime: The family loves to get together for big meals on special occasions
For one local family, mother and daughter togetherness is a part of work and play.
Tanya Thomas works with her daughter, Holly Brim, and Brim sings with her daughter, Xela Klockow.
Nobody say it too loudly, but I think we might have turned a corner with my daughter.
I mean, she still can throw down with the best and toughest of them and will let us know when she’s not happy we don’t allow her to do something she’s convinced she’s perfectly capable of doing by herself. Like jump off the dining room table.
Although, really, she has a perfect landing, so I probably should encourage more jumping off furniture. And cars. And trees. And whatever else is high and guaranteed to cause heart palpitations.
About three years ago, as she worked toward her degree in psychology and social work, Elizabethtown resident Melinda Riddle began volunteering at Helping Hand of Hope to complete required community service hours.
In her words, the 20-hour community service requirement “kind of snowballed.”
“It kind of got me that there was so much to be done and not enough hands to do it,” Riddle said.
The realization made her want to continue to volunteer, she said.
Pets: One dog (Pepper) and one cat (Smoky)
Hobbies: Kayaking and Crusing in her classic car
The fire-engine red 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Supersport looked like it just rolled out of a showroom minutes before. Its reflective chrome bumper showed no signs of rust and the hardtop maintained its deep black finish, almost as if it never saw the elements. And it runs just as beautifully as it looks.
Are you living life? Are you living to work? Or are you thriving every day?
Interesting questions. A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to speak to a group of cancer survivors. The group was a mixture of men and women, young and old, wealthy and poor. Cancer is not prejudice it strikes anywhere.
With the school year coming to an end, it’s time to plan trips for memory making. After all, if you have children and you want to occupy/entertain this summer, what better way to spend your time than a trip that will be a memory each child will look back on in the future with fondness.
We are very fortunate in this area because we have tons of things to do that will make memories and perfect staycations.