MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018 / by Lynne Heinzmann

This weekend, the family and I traveled to Slatington, PA, for the 80th birthday party of a dear friend and almost relative (my brother Phil’s mother-in-law), Kathy Peters. We all had a wonderful time meeting new people and reconnecting with others we haven’t seen in many, many years. I grew up near Slatington and love going back to visit the “old neighborhood.” Perhaps it’s because when I visit I am away from my day-to-day routine or maybe it’s because Slatington is removed from the hustle and bustle of big-city life, but for whatever reason, time seems to move at a much calmer pace there. We went to the picnic birthday party, played a few games of corn hole, and just sat around and talked for two days. It was wonderful!

Fireman Statue in Slatington, PA  Photo courtesy of

Fireman Statue in Slatington, PA

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While there, I also got the chance to speak to Phil’s four children. Although, I’ve seen them every year or two since they were born (they live in San Diego), this was the first time I had the opportunity to talk to them as the fascinating adults they’ve become. Megan, Mitchell, Andrew, and Olivia, you all are amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you a little better!