My parents were married on Thanksgiving day. A hippy ceremony on our Klamath River property.
I was their flower girl. Our herd of goats was there too.
And what a wild life that was, being the child of two people who were born to roam. It seems like just yesterday, and a thousand years ago too.
Every Thanksgiving I think about how lucky I was to be born and how thankful I am that my parents met on a lone dirt road in Soulsbyville, fell in love, and I was born.
And that I was born and in a little shack in the woods, with dirt floors and my dad playing the role of doctor.
All of these unlikely circumstances led to the life I have now and I’m incredibly thankful for that.
Happy Thanksgiving to you. I’m thankful for you too.
Image by the super wonderful and amazing Samantha Cabrera.
IT'S ME, SERENA!
In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!