A Day Woven in My Memory

This summer brought many trips and excursions and time with family and friends.  Looking back I realize I have hardly posted anything about much of them at all.  I don’t want to bombard your inboxes with blog posts so I have held back.  Today join me as I remember my trip with my pal, Sal, earlier this summer to Columbus, Ohio and for our day exploring all things Longaberger.  It was a great day spent wandering the grounds of the Longaberger Homestead and Dresden.


A wonderful picture of Grandma Bonnie and David Longaberger on display in a local store in Dresden.

A wonderful picture of Grandma Bonnie and Dave Longaberger on display in a local store in Dresden

The same store featured a huge basket that visitors could sign.  We had a little trouble with the Sharpies that were there (I think they needed rehydrated like we did after walking around  in the heat!)  But of course we signed to commemorate our visit.P1130967


Another neat building in Dresden shows patriotism.

Another neat building in Dresden shows patriotism.

Off to The Homestead where we were truly basket cases.

Off to The Homestead where we were truly basket cases.

We had the place almost totally to ourselves this day.  I guess it was not a huge tourism day at The Homestead but it made it even better for us to not have to deal with crowds. The weekend before had been The Great American Picnic on the grounds with upwards of 3000 folks attending.





Inside there was a fabulous shopping experience complete with patriotic displays of baskets to pay tribute to this great land where we live. The picture below was made up of picnic baskets!



P1130996Silly Sally!

A great quote by David Longaberger

A great quote by Dave Longaberger




I love this quote by Dave Longaberger:  “Your success will ultimately depend on the relationships you build with people.”



  1. Looks like a neat place to visit! According to the map you have posted, not too many people from the south have visited!

    • It is a fun place and it was so uncrowded that day it was perfect except for the heat which can be noted with my wilted hair!!! Time with friends is always good!!!

  2. Like that statue of the guy sitting down staring. Looks like a beautiful day! I like avoiding crowds too.

  3. Both quotes fit you, Beth Ann. What an inspiring place to visit with your pal Sal.

  4. Ugh, WP keeps eating my comments and I don’t know why. Anyways, it looks like you had a wonderful trip. I love it when you go somewhere and there aren’t a lot of people around and you can explore at your leisure without worrying about the crowds. I love when I read about places that have cities of the same name in Germany. Dresden, a city very heavily bombed by the allies during WW2, is only a hop and a skip away from where I grew up. It’s a beautiful old city with many tourist attractions, one of the most famous ones is a church called the “Frauenkirche”, which translates to women”s church, – it’s a destination.

    • Oh wow—so great to know the background of the name!!! I love that there is a destination church there! Thanks for the history lesson. I had problems commenting on Hilary’s blog but it seemed to work today so who knows? Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for hanging in there!!!!

  5. Becky Miracle says:

    What a wonderful job you did showcasing Longaberger! Looks like you had a great time and saw all the important things. I’m planning a day there when I get back.

    • It was about the most perfect day because there were hardly any people! If it would have had a bit more of a breeze it would have been nice but hey–you get what you get with Ohio weather!

  6. Amy Prentice says:

    What a beautiful place. I had no idea the grounds were so pretty! It is now officially on my bucket list especially if I make a trip to visit Rosie Adams in Greenville! Thanks so much for the tour. Now did you buy another basket? Lol

  7. Looks like a fun place to visit with a girlfriend. I have a few Longaberger baskets, it’s always fun to see the place where they are created

  8. hilaryfeelingbeachie says:

    wow! looks like such a great place, and you both look like you were having so much fun!

  9. The largest apple basket is FUN. I loved the quote. So true.
    Happy Labor Day!

  10. I have not been to Longabergers for several years as I have moved and it is much farther to travel to Dresden. Anytime I have been there it was very crowded. Glad you were there on a small amount of people day.

  11. Joanna Graham says:

    I have a couple of Longaberger baskets and I keep thinking I’ll give them away but never can quite depart with them. I would love to visit this place one day and purchase another basket. Hehehe!!!

  12. They do make beautiful baskets. I like the floor detail in the area with the flag made of baskets. Looks like you girls had a good time.

  13. Sounds like a great trip! I love places like that and I wish I had that one big sign-in basket.

  14. What a great place to visit. Did you buy a teapot there?

  15. I have a friend who is crazy about Longaburger! I even have one basket myself. Love that last quote!

  16. I’m about to make your groan.. I “pondered” this while looking at your pictures. If they rounded up all of their safe-crackers and second story burglars in the community and replaced you and Sal in that picture,, would they have put all of their “Yeggs” in one basket? …I warned you..

  17. How fun that you had a great visit with a good friend. And the baskets look cool! Hope you had a happy Labor Day.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  18. Looks like a neat, homey place.

  19. It looks very picturesque! Small town festivals are so much fun!


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