Re: [gardeners] Poor boy!

Penny Nielsen (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 08:27:35 -0400

Glad he finally found it Penny.  Wish him a Happy Birthday.  If you ever need money, maybe you could rent him out to do shovelling :-)  Best wishes to him for a healthy and snowy long life.

Penny in Halifax, N.S.

>>> penny x stamm <> 01/15 4:19 AM >>>

Lucinda, we also love the snow, would never give it up, but
the current storms have us in the middle between warm and
cold fronts, so all we get is sleet...  Jimmie shovels by hand,
even with our 130 ft driveway, and he feels robbed. 

More of something bad was expected starting at midnight. 
Maybe the world will look white by morning....???  

Oh, holy Toledo! There are terrible noises somewheres behind
this house -- time out. 

...I yelled for Jim, no answer. Opened the front door, and there
lay a full blanket of pure white in front of me, no Jim. Back door,
no Jim. Then I heard the crash upstairs in the attic, and in a flash I
realized what was going on:  he was searching once more for his
snow shovel with two wheels in back which we both could not
find. No luck. Meanwhile I went down to the basement on a hunch,
because suddenly I remembered that last year I had stuck something
unusual inside the closet underneath the cellar stairs...   Turned out
to be our old walking sprinklers which we did not need. So Jimmie
went back downstairs to search once more, amongst the many
garden hoses laid out on the floor for the winter, and all my daughter's
living room furniture stowed down there, and guess what..? Up he came
with a big grin on his face -- he had found it! I was so shocked that I 
trotted back down to see -- and there it was, standing upright, only
12 inches away from where I had just opened the closet door! We all
must have passed right by it at least 52 times since last winter... 

Thank Heavens, is all I can say. Jim will be 77-y-o next week.  

Penny, in NY, zone 6 in summer only. 

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