Re: [gardeners] The End Is Near

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 19:10:18 -0400

Jaime, you need a neighborhood like mine with the nearest house 3/10 of a
mile away. Shame on you, girl.:-)  Around here they know you're alive when
the UPS truck backs into the driveway and dead when your cat shows up
regularly at their house for dinner.  I could walk around stark naked and
never get noticed except when the UPS man backs up. And he'd tell the whole
village. The only reason I don't risk it has to do more with where the bees
would surely bite. Cheryl

>Liz Albrook wrote:
>> I sure hope your Momma raised you right, i.e. afraid to go outside
>> without your undies on.  :-)
>She did indeed raise me right.  Unfortunately, I never was very
>good at minding her.  :\   I do believe I mentioned to Margaret
>that these could also be called moonflowers.  <VBG>
>What I did discover after this episode is that _all_ my
>neighbors watch my garden in the morning.  I nearly always go
>out very early in a longish t-shirt, I nearly never can remember
>I've got nothing else on and I never ever can resist deadheading
>or pulling weeds.  (I adore that snicking sound when you
>pull the whole weed.)  Since my knees are lousy, I have no
>choice but to bend from the waist.
>I had no idea I was providing daily entertainment for the
>neighbors.  Now I know why Rachel mentioned that I'd lost so
>much weight a couple of months ago.  I didn't think she'd seen
>me since she returned from Florida.  Heh.
>Jaime, who is red-faced & grinning but will most likely forget
>all about this embarassment by the time that first warm spring
>morning comes around again.

Cheryl Schaefer, Schaefer Yarns
Beautiful hand painted fibers
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY