Where Am I? September 29, 2010 was Meadow View Growers. It’s a lovely local nursery in New Carlisle, Ohio, 755 North Dayton Lakeview Rd (Rt. 235). A nice place to purchase plants, but also garden sculptures and statuary, and indoor decorative items. My favorite Meadow View story: One very busy holiday, it was down to the wire and we still didn’t have a Christmas tree. Not such a huge deal, but we did want something under which to put gifts. We ran out to Meadow View for some last minute shopping and found what was the perfect tree for that year. I’ll describe it to you, but you can’t laugh (too hard). It was about 3 ft tall and red plastic “needles” with built in sparkle lights. I know, right? My husband and I looked at the tree and looked at each other and said, “Let’s get it!” Ridiculous and fun and it fit our moods perfectly, besides all that, it will give our kids a damn funny story to tell when they are older. We’ve been threatening to haul it out on St. Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, OSU football games, just for the heck of it. It’s a frivolous and festive tree for any occasion. I also have a vintage aluminum tree, but I’m the only family member who can appreciate that particular type of kitsch at Christmas.