Pocket Knives

It seems like everyone I’ve ever known has carried around pocket knives. Papaw and daddy always had one in their pocket. Papaw whipped his out for everything from opening packages to slicing up apples. Even my mama carries one. She’s had a Swiss Army knife for as far back as I can remember.

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Carvers Creek State Park

Carvers Creek State Park sits one town over from us in Spring Lake. Over the last couple of years, it’s become one of my favorite spots to enjoy nature and have a picnic. With its sandy walking paths, millpond, and farmhouse, the 4,530-acre longleaf pine savannah feels like a walk back in time.

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I got a new Boat and Tote for Christmas. I giggled when we headed off to Christmas breakfast with all the Clark girls carrying monogrammed bags. It got me thinking about how popular monograms are here in North Carolina.

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