The story of Shelby and
Hailey Baker is inspired by my brother and his klutzy antics. Having worked
with him at a friend's garage I have seen first hand is great ability to
take a simple job and make it- oh so- complicated. The town of Lawrenceville
is located in Tioga County. It is a county of lakes sporting the Pennsylvania Grand
Canyon and many state parks. I grew up next to the Cowanesque Lake and
visited often Tioga and Hammond Lake. The quiet Hillscreek Lake was one of
my favorite places to lay on a bench and look up through the tree tops.
When I leave the farm to
travel home I must admit I dearly miss the sweeping breathtaking views of
the mountains. I am quickly reminded, however, of my brother's great ability to
create mayhem as I duck under the hood of a car
to help him unwedge a tool before mother gets home. It is nice to know some
things never change. Sigh.