When we moved into our cozy 1887 farmhouse duplex, I bought three black stools for our kitchen island. In retrospect, I should have bought four — we always seem to need one more — but they came in a set of three and I didn’t expect that we’d use them that often.
But use them we have.
The kitchen island is where I start my day, making coffee and glancing over the headlines in the newspaper. It’s also where my kids congregate in the morning.
Well, sort of. Having the kids in different schools means they are on different schedules now.
My son has to leave the house at the earliest time — before 7 a.m. He’s usually finished with breakfast and packing the last bits of his lunch when my daughter emerges.
Sarah Walker Caron
Sarah Walker Caron is editor of Bangor Metro magazine and senior features editor for the Bangor Daily News. She is the author of "The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook," (Sept. 2018, Rockridge Press) and...
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