Some folks include skydiving, backpacking across Europe and taking exotic cruises on their bucket lists. Others want to ride in a hot air balloon, see the Northern Lights or experience New Year’s Eve at Times Square in New York City.
You may not think it’s exciting, but I wanted a teapot just like Ms. Fannie Lou’s in Vernon, Florida. Ms. Fannie Lou is the woman who invited me into her house in Vernon when I originally went back to see if Vernon still held the magic it did when my Papa and I used to visit when I was a little boy.
Papa would say, “Let’s go to Vernon,” and we would go. We would get there to the sleepy little town on the Florida Panhandle and get out of the car with my Papa’s little dog. He would say, “We’re in Vernon now.”