Re: [gardeners] Sadness

George Shirley (
Sun, 17 May 1998 08:02:01

At 11:10 PM 5/16/98 -0700, you wrote:
>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)
I had the stuff inside the car for about 5 minutes and the ladies were both
looking at me as though I had desecrated the flag or something. Once they
figured out it was the society garlic they forgave me. Good thing the dog
wasn't with us or she would have gotten the blame.