Your Museum

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. We are enjoying our time in this Pennsylvania place. It’s nice to be under a big blue sky, have cool weather to go to sleep to and good food in our bellies. Even if it is Shoo-Flea pie.

We took a walk yesterday thru history. We got to see an old mill, a covered bridge, an old tavern and part of a train! Seems like all we do is learn, learn, learn.

Even though it was nice looking at all of these neat places, we had to remember that at one time, they weren’t museums. At one time, they were part of every day life.

People used these buildings, and they treasured them because they used them. But now? They aren’t being used in those ways anymore, yet they still have value. Because others can visit and can learn. They aren’t loved by the same people or in the same way. But they are loved.

What if these buildings just sat there and faded away just because they weren’t being used like before? That would be wasteful. They still have so much to give. They still have reasons to be here. Do you ever feel that if you can’t do what you used to do that you have no value? It’s time to remember that you are a museum too. What’s in your museum? Why should others come and visit?

You may have gotten older or maybe you went thru something in life that changed your life. And you remember how it was before. That’s only normal.

But when you remember that your value can change with time, you learn from your experiences and invite others to hear them.

Your beauty and worth doesn’t lie in just one time period of your life. Just like these buildings.

History is wonderful to learn about because it can make us better. Old buildings like the mill and the bridge and the train car may be museums now. And that’s a wonderful thing for us!

Be a museum. Show others what’s inside. Your museum is one of a kind!

But to do that, you have to recognize your worth first. Start today. And then put up your open sign. I’ll be waiting.

We will be here in this Pennsylvania place until Monday! And then? Wait and see!

Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Shoo-Flea Pie

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Welcome to this Pennsylvania place! It’s going to be a week of being out in the country and enjoying the moment! It’s also going to be a week of eating. You can never leave that out. Especially when you are in this Pennsylvania place.

I heard about something called a Shoo-Fly Pie that persons love here. I know desserts. Why was I unaware of this?

I don’t like flies. I don’t like sky raisins, as Sheriff Brickle calls them.

But in my opinion, since we’ve had so many fleas lately, I thought a more appropriate pie version would be a Shoo-Flea pie. Because these fleas have definitely been getting shooed and booted out of here.

Girl Person said that the best way to get to know a place is by what persons eat. But. There is no harm in putting your own spin on things. Tradition is great. But making something your own feels pretty good too.

So Girl Person said since we were resting yesterday, she would help us all recover from our travel hangover and make us some Shoo-Flea pie while we took a break in the sunshiney.

I thought it was wonderful. But the fleas? Not so much. Who needs flea spray when you have Shoo-Flea pie?

I’m not sure that the pie was my favorite. But I’m not sure that it wasn’t. So I’ll have to try again.

But perhaps next time, I’ll refuse the company of fleas with my pie.

We are happy to be in the Pennsylvania place until Monday! There is so much to see and enjoy. We hope you’ll come with us as we learn.

Every place has someone from there. Every place has its own history and recipes and traditions. It’s good to respect traditions and hold them in our hearts. But never think that you can’t enjoy something your own way. Your own speed. You don’t always have to do what is expected of you. Don’t let others map out your life.

Because appreciation comes from what is meaningful to us. Find out how to make life delicious with your individual taste! But no. I didn’t save you a piece of pie. You’ll have to find your own.

Deputy Digby Pancake

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