Saturday, August 8, 2015

Pennsylvania State Parks: Shikellamy

Looking Down on Northumberland from
 Shikellamy State Park 
Shikellamy State Park consists of two different areas divided by Route 11 and the Susquehanna river. To visit one we traveled north from Shamokin Dam, took Route 15 at the traffic circle, and soon turned right at a park sign. The entrance road winds to the top of the mountain where the 78-acre park is located at the edge of a 360-foot cliff overlooking the river, Northumberland, and Sunbury.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Three Generations of Pennsylvania Quilters

Zola Junk's Flower Garden Quilt
My grandmother, Zola Junk (1891-1980), made tons of quilts in many different patterns. From the time I can remember, her sewing machine occupied a spot in her dining room. In the early years, she saved every piece of cotton fabric left from the clothing. At some point, our neighbor near the farm I grew up on  read more