The Local Scoop Magazine – The Family Tree

A little announcement:

I’m excited to let you know that my essay about my our “family tree” at the cottage on the Chesapeake Bay appears in the current issue of The Local Scoop Magazine!

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 to a magazine representing an area I’ve always loved.

Below is the link. They have 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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44 responses to “The Local Scoop Magazine – The Family Tree

  1. Loved your little work about that sturdy pinetree. Trees can tell so many stories. Our silent witnesses🙏🤗

  2. Congratulations Stuart! Wonderful accomplishment! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  3. It’s obvious how much you love that family tree and I can feel memories connected with it. Congrats!

  4. Congrats, Stuart! Alisa

  5. A sturdy story. I love it!

  6. Good for you, Stuart! Thanks for the link. What a great honor!

  7. Congrats on this latest published post! Well done, Stuart.

  8. shann273

    That’s fantastic, Stu! Congrats!

  9. Great Story Stuart. A friend gave me a book about the secret lives of trees. I know that scientists have discovered how they communicate with each other and protect each other. Have a wonderful summer!

  10. Congratulations, Stuart. It is a lovely story about life, continuity & that which sustains us.

  11. Congratulations Stuart.

  12. Congratulations! Happy for you!

  13. Being born & raised in Annapolis, Maryland myself, hearing this story just warms my heart! I am so happy for you that it was also published in the local magazine. That is freaking awesome! Keep up the amazing writing!

  14. Daily Poetry

    It’s great to hear your great story is published. You certainly earned it. Keep writing!

  15. Congrats! That’s huge! I’m regretful for not following more closely. I’ll do better. 🙂

  16. hearty Congratulations dear🎆

  17. Congratulations! Well-written piece.

  18. Brilliant observational story. We had a visit from a gentleman who used to live in our house. He remembered and still loved and had fond memories of the house. But, as he said, the rooms and ambience had changed. The trees in the garden? He was not as nimble as once was and could no way get up the steps to the upper garden and the Apple, Damson, Plum and Silver Birch trees. Your story has made me wonder what his reaction would have been to witnessing them all still there bearing this soon ‘future ripe’ fruit. He would once have eaten the historical apple, plum and damsons’ fruit families from the distant past. What memories could have been further triggered of his climbing, getting scratched, picking and eating or cooking the fruit as a child?

  19. Beautiful. Thank you for reminding me of sweet memories of times spent at my in-law’s house near Leonardtown. We loved those precious hours with family. Eating crabs on the porch, paddling the row boat around the creek or just sitting on the pier watching the water … it was all special.
    Thanks again for your beautiful word picture. I’m looking forward to reading more of your prose.

  20. Thank you Stuart Thank you very much once again for showing the childhood and truth beyond this runaway life and for reviving the memories of the beautiful dynasty of bygone

  21. shann273

    Congrats, Stu! That’s awesome!

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