The Sights and Smells of Hershey, PA

I wish we had "smell-a-vision" so I could let you smell all the chocolate and sweet smells of Hershey, PA. I think the slide show should give you a better view of Hershey, PA.

During our Trolley Tour of Hershey we learned some very interesting facts about Milton Hershey. He has become one of my new heroes. Some things that stuck with me:
  • MH had the equivalent of a 3rd grade education;
  • MH went bankrupt about 4 times before he became successful;
  • MH and Catherine had no children;
  • M and C Hershey founded a school for orphan boys which became their children; the school still exists today with boys and girls; ever child that graduates with at least a "C" average will receive 6,000.00 to go to college (this past year it was 100% for the first time ever); before MH died he setup a trust and signed his fortunate over to his children to be forever cared for;
  • he built houses and sold them for $1.00 (nice houses);
  • he made sure his employees never suffered without a job during the Great Depression and employment in Hershey actually grew during that time...I could go on and on.

This man was a real hero on several different levels and I'm glad we got to know more about him.

Here is the start of my Fiska-Friendzy may take me awhile, but I'm going to try and finish it before I start scrapbooking Christmas!

Crooked on purpose (goes with the rest of the book!)

A little CI paper and Ranger Ink and we have a winner!

This last one I did with Heidi Grace Halloween stamps and some watercolor pencils. It was too much fun.

Points of Interest:
Creative Dreams Studio has the Cloud 9 Christmas Joy paper and embellishments for sale, and the FedEx man just came and I'm going to add two more beautiful pieces of paper to the unKit. Remember if you find the "secret word" on unKit then you can have free shipping!
Don't forget about the comment challenge....leave a comment and have your friends leave a comment with your name and I randomly draw for some Fiskars/Hershey goodies.
Gratitude List:
1. Clear, crisp air
2. Love and beauty
3. "train wrecks"
4. my heritage, my faith
5. God's faithfulness
ps Some of the photos in the slide show belong to fellow fiskateers and we shared our photos. Did you think I could do all that? LOL


  1. Sweet pages - makes for a very nice souvenir.

  2. Awesome slide show and love the part about the Hersheys! Great start to your scrapbook, you are one quick chick!

  3. U IS just AMAZING..I LOVE IT!!

  4. Love your new scrap pages. It'll definately make a great keepsake.

  5. thanks for the wonderful post...makes me feel like I was there even though I wasn't. Glad you had a great time!!

  6. thanks for the wonderful post!! It makes me feel like I was there when I wasn't. I'm glad you had such a great time!!

  7. Debby, looks like you had an amazing time in Hershey. Congrats on the FOY, and the papers are beautiful.

  8. Looks like you had an amazing trip, and your l/o's are gorgeous. Congrats again on FOY 2008.

  9. I didn't know those things about Mr. Hershey! Thanks for sharing.

    Congrats on Fiskateer of the Year! You've earned it! :D

  10. Anonymous9:40 AM

    What a cool slide show. It was a blast being there, wasn't it?
    Sandy #1598

  11. I love the candyman song. Slide show is great

  12. Anonymous10:42 AM

    another important fact about MH....his chocolate bars are among the BEST in the world LOL.
    Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

  13. Hi, Debbie
    sounds like you had a great time in Hershey, wish I could hav been there.
    your scrapbook is off to a great start.

  14. Very fun Debby - looks like you had a great time. Marla#3291

  15. LOVE your hershey album so far.Can't wait to see the rest.

  16. I've been there 6 times-only thing I can come up with is Freedom. Grat blog entry.

  17. Debra Warriner #26478:23 PM

    Dear Debby,
    Congratulations again on being the Fiskateer of the Year. I really liked your layout. I had a great time in Hershey. Hope to see you again soon.

    Debra #2647

  18. I am quite sure now that I really do NEED to visit Hershey, PA! I also wish you could funnel the chocolate smell through the computer!

  19. Very nice pages - Karin # 4472 - Aka Misvish sent me.


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