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Didn't Know I'd Been Away So Long


Apparently the Blue Meanies didn't leave as fast as I might have thought they did. Have been staying busy to keep the blues away and have not felt like writing, though I did a small piece on the Vietnam War on Memorial Day about my 2 cousins who were killed there.Included was this excerpt from my cousin before his last deployment.


|On Sunday it was warm enough for the youngest of the grandchildren to get into the pool. The sun was sporadic. I sat out there for a while, but am not a sun lover so came back in and watched from the house. The adults all lounged about while the kids played. We had thought we might cook after swimming, but opted for pizza because it was easy.

Monday was taken up by weeding the rest of the beets and picking some greens.
I'm especially impressed with the cabbages, they remind of inverted ruffled skirts.


The girls with daughters in tow were off to St. Louis from where they flew on to Mexico.

Tuesday I spent needlessly concerned with their welfare, especially when they were unable to contact me until they got to the hotel. Of course, I checked to see if the plane had landed, but, until I heard from them personally, my freaky brain was unsatisfied. Went to sleep veryearly because I had worn myself out either being busy creating diversions or worrying. Not an admirable part of my character, and certainly more under control than years ago, still it happens. I do not like it Sam I am.

Today is Wednesday lunch day. I'm not feeling very sociable, but will force myself out the door at some point.


Tomorrow looks to be a day for cherry picking. The tree is quite full and extremely beautiful. I like the little iridescent strips Joe hung up to scare away the birds. Picking and then pitting will take up a considerable amount of time, but I've got a pie crust in the freezer so a cherry cobbler could be on tomorrow's menu. Joe is smoking ribs now and made ice cream yesterday. I picked kale and an assortment of other greens, sounds like a meal.

Tracy took a lovely photo of Lainey on the beach which I'll include here. She's becoming a beautiful young woman. Yes, I'm prejudiced.


Enjoy your Wednesday. It's a great day here in Mid-Missouri.

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spikesgirl58
May. 31st, 2017 05:29 pm (UTC)
She is lovely! You have a right to be proud!

Your garden is really going to town. We came back to ripe tomatoes, so I'm pumped!

I have a friend called Blue Meanie Beanie and thought you meant her at first. I'm so sorry for your loss. *hugs*
rosegardenfae
Jun. 1st, 2017 01:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you :-)

Lucky you, we won't have tomatoes till late July.

Edited at 2017-06-01 01:18 pm (UTC)
spikesgirl58
Jun. 1st, 2017 04:09 pm (UTC)
I have to confess that they were very yummy (we actually had three). Hope there are lots more to come for both of us.
vixenofflames
Jun. 4th, 2017 03:11 pm (UTC)
Simultaneously drooling and crying in jealousy over your garden and cherries. I googled cherry trees immediately because omg I'd love to have one. Both tart and rainier trees say they can survive in zone 4, but it gets colder than -20F here in the Twin Cities at least a couple of times per winter... Hmm... I might still want to try because those look AMAZING. I do have plans to try for a vegetable garden for next year. I have plenty of space in the backyard and my mom and stepdad are getting their first vegetable garden up and running, so I can use their advice :)

That's fascinating that you have memorabilia from the war. Heartbreaking, too.

Are you afraid of planes? Or travel in general?

What an adorable picture of Lainey. In this picture she reminds me of Mia Wasikowska in the movie Stoker (she looks NOTHING like her character in real life): Here's what I mean!
rosegardenfae
Jun. 4th, 2017 04:34 pm (UTC)

Our cherry tree is tart and is 14 years old. Only the last couple of years gave we had such good crops. I'd like yo have a Queen Anne cherry tree but we just have not got around to putting one in. Have been gardening for about 45 yrs a d even though it's s tremendous amount if work for s couple of old folks, don't want to give it up. It feeds more than our bodies for sure.


Not afraid of traveling myself and have been all over the states. Nor do i fear flying.Have unreasonable anxiety issues surrounding the safety of those I love. PTSD from a tragedy when I was 21. In fact, have tickets for Ziggy Marley at Big Top Chautauqua which I think is not too far from the twin cities?


I also have all the letters my father wrote my mother during WWII, very cool memorabilia.


I see what you mean about the Lainey, it's the feel,  not the resemblance?



Edited at 2017-06-04 04:37 pm (UTC)
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