The Local Scoop Magazine – It’s What We Do

A little announcement:

I’m excited to let you know that my essay about my family traditions on the Chesapeake Bay appears in the current issue of The Local Scoop Magazine!

This essay has been published elsewhere, but I’m thrilled that The Local Scoop was also interested in using it – along with some old family photos!

It was a thrill to work with the kind folks at the magazine. Having enjoyed time at the bay my whole life, it was especially fun to contribute.

Below is the link to my piece in the online version of The Local Scoop Magazine. They have a space under the essay for comments, so feel free to leave one. We love the feedback!

Thanks again to all who’ve asked what I’ve been up to lately. Blogging continues to be great fun and has proven to be an exciting pathway to opportunities such as this. Exciting!

Stuart M. Perkins



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42 responses to “The Local Scoop Magazine – It’s What We Do

  1. Memories bind families together. Slowly the custom was breaking here in India but the pandemic has made us realise the importance of togetherness

  2. Lovely and so evocative. May the generations continue to enjoy their time together at the cottage for many years to come.

  3. That’s great news! Congratulations. I’ll definitely check it out 🙂

  4. Karen Vogel

    So happy. I have no doubt of your talent!

  5. While we in the blogging world are familiar with your awesome stories, congrats on this latest exposure. We wish you continued success!

  6. Congratulations, Stuart! Your stories are always a treat. 😀

  7. Wonderful story, as always.

  8. Wonderful story. It brought back memories of our cabin in Washington state that our extended family has enjoyed for generations.

  9. It’s so wonderful that others have had such interest in your stories. The foundation that your Uncle and Grandfather started by buying that property and building that cottage lives on. I’m glad your kids have chosen to adopt that foundation as well. Lifelines are important, continuity is important. It gives us the safety and comfort to reach out and expand and grow, knowing we’ll always have that lifeline to reach back to in times of need.

  10. atennismom

    Love your story. My family has the same memories of “the rivah’ on the Rappahannock River in Dunnsville. We play Tripoley and are called “Rivahrats”!

    • Thanks! And I know where Dunnsville is! My family place is way down where the Rappahannock goes into the bay, but I’m from Richmond and have friends in Tappahannock, so I don’t think you’re too far from there Tappahannock? Love it… cards, river, we’re all really the same!

  11. I’m happy for you that your stories are being published in a new place dear to you. Two of my sons live nearby and a third lives away. He and I have phone conversations during his thirty minute drive to work. Lately he has been asking questions about his childhood. I have the joy of going back to old calendars and scrapbooks to find answers. Stories are the bedrock of our relationship.

  12. Congratulations and I love the story. Took me right back to our family cottage (on the coast of Maine) and summers of boating and playing rummy and other card games, the loser having to wash the dishes. Wonderful family memories.

  13. Why am I not surprised? You write well and they obviously are smart enough to see that. All the best. Muriel

  14. Congrats! Been reading some of your work and I dare say you rightfully so deserve that and much more! – A.M

  15. Stuart, I left this comment below with the Local Scoop. Thought I’d post it here in the event that some glitch blocks it from posting.

    As always, reading a Stuart Perkins essay is like gazing upon a Norman Rockwell painting. It brings to mind a time of peace, joy and carefreeness, no matter the whirlwinds that may be about us, which are only found in the security of the mundane. Stuart’s gift for bringing such things to life for his readers is again like a Rockwell painting; each never disappoints.


    • Alan, thank you again, really. There is a small handful of people here in blog-world who have encouraged me for a very long time now and you’re at the top of the list. I appreciate every comment, especially since they come from such a writer as yourself. Thank you, thank you, again. Stuart

      • Stuart,
        You are very welcome and I am truly honored. It is always the hardest to comment on an unclear motive. But, those who read your writings, as I, find comments come easily. For, your motivation originates from the heart and flows so smoothly, drawing one in without effort.

  16. Stuart,
    Love to read your posts. Congratulations on the article! I commented more there. You could totally write a book. I would want to read it.

    • Thanks Mechelle! I just saw your comment on the magazine website… what a compliment! I love it that you almost cried… but I mean that in the nicest way! lol Thanks again, that sort of encouragement is really appreciated. Stuart

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