Remember when I wrote about having some guest bloggers in this column? As Acting Mayor I am not the only voice of Daffodil Township and today you are in for a treat! Introducing:


A vibrant voice for young Daffodilians, Daffigurl has started … well, I’m going to let her tell you! Take it away, Daffigurl! 



Hey there!

If you keep up with the Daffodil Gazette (of course you would, why wouldn’t you?) then you might have read a recent letter to Dear Daffi from Daffigurl. That would be me. And after that reassuring response, I have decided that will totes always be me. Whether I stay in the Township or move to the most extravagant and exotic places (like St. Louis or Kansas City), I will always be a Daffodilian.

But my heart (and my millennial savings account) demands I pursue the adventure of living at home and creating my own opportunities. Perhaps my Internet peeps (and you!) can learn a thing or two about what makes Daffodil Township so amazing! Which is why I have decided to start my own Instagram account. Finally! And no, Instagram is not an app that magically gives you a grandmother instantly. Although… that wouldn’t be bad like at all. If all grandmas were like mine, I wouldn’t mind having a few extras.

Anyway! Instagram is a picture sharing site and I plan to use it by letting you share in the experience of ‘sightseeing’ my hometown. So be sure to follow daffigurl13 on instagram! It’s gonna be lit! Upcoming things I hope to share include the Blue Moon Jubilee, a little of D.D.T. (Downtown Daffodil Township), and… I hear there’s a newly discovered haunted cave nearby???

Blue Moon Jubilee!


Vintage tablecloths at Vintage Violet

Are you as excited as I am about Friday’s Blue Moon Jubilee? Businesses will reopen at 9:00PM and stay open until midnight! I stopped by Daffodil Baking Company this afternoon and Richard was very secretive about his Blue Moon Specials he’s baking up for everyone! And Lauralee promised some great sales over at Vintage Violet.

And the Pickle Party…? How fun is THAT going to be? If you have canned some pickles you want to share at the tasting, be sure to contact me before Friday morning so we can be sure to have enough tables set up.

Of course we’ll have some good old-fashioned competitions, too. Did I hear someone say “Bubbles?” 🙂 Our reigning champ, John Smith, might have some competition. I’ve heard through the grapevine that some of our younger Daffodilians have been practicing their bubble-blowing techniques.

Check in tomorrow’s Gazette for more details about who will be set up where. See you Friday night!

Fun, Fun, Fun!

Fireworks at Lake Lottawata (photo courtesy of the Daffodil Gazette)

Fireworks at Lake Lottawata (photo courtesy of the Daffodil Gazette)

Wow! Was that an amazing Independence Day Celebration at Lake Lottawata? What fun! I think there were probably a tired bunch of kiddos crawling into bed a bit late on July 4th. What fun we all had. And it was exciting for me to get to talk with some visitors from around the state! One couple from St. Louis who was staying at Maisson Narcisse told me that she had never been to Daffodil Township before but this certainly would not be her last visit! She was quite emphatic about that! I told her about some of our celebrations and fun times coming up and she was especially interested in the Coffee & Clues Weekend sponsored by The Book House.

Fireworks at Lake Lottawata (photo courtesy of the Daffodil Gazette)

Fireworks at Lake Lottawata (photo courtesy of the Daffodil Gazette)

In other news … we’re going to have a new shop opening soonish! I don’t want to giveaway too much, but it should be a hit! I’ll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, enjoy the summer. Be careful of rising waters in all the streams, creeks, and rivers. It gets very dangerous very quickly. When in doubt, be safe!

I hope you’re looking forward to our guest bloggers. We’re finalizing the line-up and it has a little something for everyone. Look for the first guess bloggers nearer to the end of July.


Happy Independence Day!

What a great start to my morning! I stopped by Daffodil Baking Company for a “Red, White, & Blue Breakfast” – oh, my was it yummy! American grown everything! From the wheat that made the flour to the blueberries in the muffins, the delicious local strawberries, and the beautiful blue Fiestaware dishes Richard used this morning to serve customers. Hooray for the USA! 🙂

I hope to see many of you out at Lake Lottawata this afternoon and evening. I know the Daffodillies have been practicing non-stop whenever the weather has permitted and since I popped in on one of their practices, I can tell you – the show this evening will be amazing!

And I am SO excited for the fireworks tonight! Be sure to stay for the Grand Finale!

Be safe, be aware – and don’t forget your sunscreen! Happy Independence Day!!

A patriotic breakfast from Daffodil Baking Company

A patriotic breakfast from Daffodil Baking Company