Re: [gardeners] Sadness

Kay Lancaster (
Sat, 16 May 1998 23:10:31 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 16 May 1998, George Shirley wrote:

> Car air conditioning went out on way home, back to the mechanic on Monday.

Oh joy.  Went through that last year.  Lucked out and found that one of
the local community colleges runs a training program for mechanics for
one of the manufacturers.  Changing to the new coolant and repairs was
about $200 instead of the $1000 quoted everywhere else.

> Oh yeah, what do you do with society garlic, I was given a bunch today by
> the "Flower Witch" (to borrow a phrase from Liz) on the next street.

Uh, I usually try to put it at the bottom of the compost heap.  ;-)

When we were in San Diego last fall, the conference center had planted
a bunch of tubs of it all around the courtyard.  I figured they were
making a statement about hosting a bunch of computer nerds for a whole
week.  Folks would walk through the area, then start giving each other
dirty looks and walking farther apart...  ;-)

Kay Lancaster
just west of Portland, OR; USDA zone 8 (polarfleece)