Sleigh Bells Ring...Are Ya Listenin'...?

Real Estate Agent with Davis R. Chant, REALTORS RS301772

Wayne County PA Snow on the Farm

I know that not everyone rejoices at the sight of the cold, white, fluff blanketing everything terrestrial. Some cringe, considering it a four-letter word most foul, while hunkering down woolen-clad, with a comforting supply of hot chocolate and chicken soup in the pantry. There are those with no desire to ski, sled, skate, make impressions of heavenly beings or build rotund snow-people.

Thankfully, lyricist Dick Smith (a Honesdale PA native) found it wonderful, and his fond thoughts on the matter are forever preserved in the song Winter Wonderland. Local legend, bolstered by the opinion of the late Mr. Smith's sister, has it that Mr. Smith wrote this seasonal standard while remembering Honesdale's snow-covered Central Park.

Incidentally, someone with a very overactive imagination and a curious thought process feels that Winter Wonderland is not about light-hearted young people frolicking around making snow-parsons and holding hands; no. No, this song is about teen age rebellion and illicit behavior. What can I say? It takes all kinds...and we're all entitled to our own opinion.

Regardless of what story Mr. Smith was telling with his song, the fact remains that Wayne County truly is a Wonderland, whatever the season. When looking for a Norman Rockwell experience, Honesdale will fit the bill perfectly. The county seat for Wayne County, Honesdale offers everything you expect from a small country town...with the amenities the contemporary world has come to depend on. Step back in time while keeping your feet firmly planted in the present.

Stroll up and down both Church and Main Streets and you will be delighted with the Victorian character. Find all sorts of locally owned and operated shops, diners, and restaurants offering unique gifts, wares, and delicious food;Rural Wayne County PA Life take a break from Wal*Mart & McDonald's. You'll be glad you did.

Perhaps, that while this small town is a great place to visit and shop, it is still too busy for you to take up permanent residence. Maybe you are looking for a more rural Utopia - farms and woodlands are more your style. Well, this can be had only minutes from town!

One such area is Mt. Pleasant Township - a paradise of rolling hills, breathtaking views, and friendly cows by the roadside, welcoming you to the country life. If you're looking for a couple of acres to plant your roots and revel in privacy and quietness without going to Timbuktu, have I got the place for you:

A Lovely Home in Rural Waymart - Close to Town & Elk Mountain Ski Area - Yet Secluded and Serene!


Situated on two level acres, you will have plenty of room for all sorts of things - plant a garden, romp with kids or pets, or take quiet strolls and listen to the comforting sounds of the Lackawaxen River as it ambles on through the countryside.

Only 15 minutes or so from Honesdale, you won't be far from everything you need; Honesdale offers Wal*mart, Home Depot, movies, food, shopping, health care - if you need it, Honesdale probably has it. If not, Scrannly minutes from the house, for the duffers out there...and let's not forget the streams and lakes for fishing. What more could you want?

On top of that, ski enthusiasts will love the fact that Elk Mountain Ski Resort is approximately 20 minutes away - say "goodbye" to winter doldrums and hello to rosy cheeks and frosty air!

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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
Love the cow photo in the snow. Interesting post. all the best.
Dec 11, 2007 03:48 PM #1
Thomas Benya
Century 21 New Millennium - La Plata, MD
You have a remarkable way with words, it makes me want to visit the region myself!
Dec 11, 2007 03:49 PM #2
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Karen- This is absolutely the best writing you have done! I am so impressed in your creative talent in this post and how you took the snow, the song, the story and the listing and tied it all together. WOW! Katerina
Dec 11, 2007 06:05 PM #3
Karen Rice
Davis R. Chant, REALTORS - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

Bob & Carolin:  Thank you - I love that cow myself!  She just stood there so nicely while I took her picture.

Thomas - many thanks for the kind words.  I'm glad my writing worked!  :-)  It's a lovely region to visit or to call home!

Katerina - that means a great deal coming from you, and I appreciate it very much.  Thank you! 

Dec 11, 2007 10:10 PM #4
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent
My two favorite things.....seeing PICTURES (not touchinng) snow and  I love cows.  I now love cows standing in the snow.
Dec 11, 2007 10:25 PM #5
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Karen, I LOVE your pictures.  As always a very nice post about your area; it sounds like a winter wonderland.
Dec 12, 2007 02:02 AM #6
Karen Rice
Davis R. Chant, REALTORS - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

Chris - I have to admit, I have always been a sucker for cows - and I do much prefer to enjoy the snow as a VIEW, preferably from my window, with my fuzzy socks and steaming cup of ...something warm and my hand!   Glad I added something new to your favorites list!

Dec 12, 2007 02:24 AM #7
Karen Rice
Davis R. Chant, REALTORS - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

Marchel - thank you so much.  I do love taking pictures - and I could NOT resist that cow.  She was so unconcerned that snow was flying all over the place - she didn't care when I pulled up next to her and took her picture.  It is pretty here year round, and I do love to see the snow.  For a while.  ;-)


Dec 12, 2007 02:24 AM #8
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
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Karen, very nice pictures and very well written.   We have the same winter wonderland here in Michigan.


Dec 14, 2007 09:43 AM #9
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