WE AVOIDED WITHERING humidty this summer because we haven't returned to my family home for more than a year.
And because we're missing the summer months, we're also giving up foot-long corn and over-sized tomatoes, fresh soft pretzels, Stehman's potato chips and generous smorgasbords. But more than the food, we're giving up conversations that I should be having with my mom, with friends in their Amish buggies, my cousins and friends who are planning a big high school reunion. I'd like to walk around the corn fields where I trained as a cross-country runner before the next one is paved over as another building project. I'd also like to visit an aunt and an uncle because I've some unanswered questions about growing up in Lancaster for an oral history project that remains on my back burner.
When we visit the home town, we'll spend a few nights in deluxe Lancaster accommodation.