The coffeehouse chairs

There’s a little coffeehouse in Our Town that has been intermittently responsible for much of my writing career.

It’s been in business forever, even before we moved here. It’s on Our Town’s little Main Street, across from the historic old theater and a few blocks away from the Route 66 auto shop and the Carnegie library and town bandstand. Did I mention that I live in Mayberry with more social awareness?

Sacred Grounds* has amazing coffee. It also specialized in an all-vegetarian menu that hardly ever changed, which meant I would frequently grab a lunch there of…



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Elizabeth Donald

Journalist for more than 25 years, freelance writer, editor, photographer, and fiction author. Subscribe at or visit