Author: Abigail Snyder

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Duck, Duck, Goose!

For the last seven years, Garrett Watkins has joined his in-laws to go duck and goose hunting annually in Nebraska. His wife Anna’s grandfather is a World War II veteran who has hunted ducks in the same place for eighty years; he learned the sport from his own grandfather, making […]

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THAT Wedding…

Every wedding has its memorable moments. Some are planned… others less so. When my aunt Amy Williams got married, there were quite a few of those memorable moments. Most of them were of the unplanned category. This month, I asked my mom, Stephanie Snyder—my aunt’s sister and the matron of […]

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“We Are Not Mr. Obvious”

Nineteen years ago, on December 29, two families were alone in their relatives’ house in the mountains. This is the story of what happened, told by eyewitnesses Scott and Stacy Hawkins and Chuck and Vikki Walters, and commented on by Scott Snyder (who wasn’t there).  Scott H: “Long, long ago, […]

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Bamboo House

Some people have been held at gunpoint–others have been held at knifepoint–but I had never heard of anyone, until a year ago, who was held at frogpoint. As my family was unfortunate enough to discover, a grumpy amphibian staring you down is far from pleasant.   Our vacation to Kanchanaburi, […]