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As I See It
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Weather plants doubts about gardening
I may have to return my gardener’s card as my garden is a dismal failure this year. Between the rain, floods and rabbits, the garden is mostly toast. Actually it isn’t toast, it is mostly lemon balm. That seems to be the only thing that is thriving.
It's hard to explain grandma's love
“I love babies!” my sister-in-law, Sue, exclaimed. She was cuddling her first grandchild as she spoke. She buried her face in the baby’s neck and inhaled her scent. She hugged baby Isabella and once again declared her love for this beautiful little girl. Isabella looked bored.
Fair and wedding made an eventful week
Last week was fair week. Of course, it rained, and rained, and then rained some more. By the time I ventured out to the fairgrounds on Thursday, the grounds were fairly saturated. The water had quit falling out of the sky for awhile. The kind people in charge had strewn straw over the paths and inside some of the tents in a fruitless attempt to sop up part of the mess.
Memories were made while picking berries
The raspberries are beginning to ripen. If you are blessed with black raspberries, do not brush your teeth immediately before eating them. Minty toothpaste combined with the flavor of fresh raspberries is not a good combination.
Love of fishing with grandpa is passed on
She misses going fishing with her grandfather.
Perfect day was spent at garden fair
I felt like a kid in a candy store when my husband and I attended a local garden fair.
Kids in puddle gave her peace of mind
It was a simple picture.
Grandmother's mannerisms are passed on
My brother, David, made the long trip to my town to help my other brother, Michael, haul his new project home last weekend. They stopped by my house for a quick visit. As we all went out the front door an army of carpenter bees buzzed around us.
Family visits push to-do list aside
I am listening for a knock on the door.
Signs of summer beginning to appear
One of Gracie’s friends left her a present the other day. Gracie is our calico cat who never goes outside. Nevertheless, she has many friends who stroll through the yard and entice her to sprint from window to window just so they can visit.
Several surprises added up to a good day
It has been a good week.
The little things make life worthwhile
I saved three lives last week. My husband had stopped mowing long enough for a water break. As he drank, I looked down at his feet. A foot or two in front of him was a hole in the grass that I soon realized was a rabbit nest. If he hadn’t stopped for water, he might have run over the nest in his next pass.
Animals got to feast on first plants
The war has begun and I have lost the first skirmish. I bought some pansies at the store last week. A six-pack of spinach jumped into my cart to keep them company. I planted the pansies and half of the spinach into a raised planter. The rest of the spinach went into the garden. A day later everything was settling in nicely.
Pennies found may bring good luck
I turned a profit on my walk yesterday. As I rounded a corner I spied two battered pennies on the ground.
Years have changed Easter celebration
Sometimes I am amazed at how much my life has changed through the years.
The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
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