Re: [gardeners] Whatta week and weekend.

margaret lauterbach (
Sun, 26 Sep 1999 09:10:13 -0600

At 08:21 AM 9/26/99 -0500, you wrote:
>First of all, the weather here has been magnificent. Cool nights and
>mornings, warming up to the low-eighties in the afternoon. Just right
>for gardening here in humid SW Louisiana. Unfortunately we didn't get
>much done due to the press of work in our jobs. Did get the lawn mowed
>and edged and fed the chiles for the last time before winter sets in. 
>The fall garden is still not planted and the herbs need harvesting
>On Thursday, September 23, 1999 I celebrated by sixtieth birthday and my
>kids and grandkids came to call on Saturday the 25th. We had a big meal
>with several friends coming by for eats and visiting and did the
>standard garden tour with our daughter, the other gardener in the
>The grandsons and I had a good time working on various odds and ends
>around the house and on Miz Anne's Big Red Truck. Good lads, both of
>them. One recovering from a truck wreck, no major injuries; and one
>recovering from an accident where he works, 116 stitches to his arms and
>hands. He's well healed now and both will recover completely. Certainly
>glad I'm not a teenager anymore!
>The kids and grandkids gave me a new Laz-e-Boy recliner to replace my
>25-year old one that was slowly giving up the ghost. Miz Anne found some
>really neat large insects in the toy department at Walmart. She got me a
>grasshopper and a praying mantis, both about 8 inches long and in
>yellows and greens. They look really neat in with my other "stuff" in
>the herb garden. My MIL gave me 10 bucks that I used to order another
>herb for the garden. Heckuva birthday since I only celebrate them every
>10 years. Kids say that if I can make it to 70 they will get me the big
>leather recliner with the cooler in one arm and the phone in the other
>arm, also with heat and massage. I don't see that happening as I don't
>need a cooler or another phone.
>Going back outside with the dogs as it is still nice and cool. Hope all
>are having a good weekend and those affected are recovering from the
>George, Miz Anne, and Sleepy Dawg
Doggone it, I knew I was forgetting something!  Happy birthday, George. The
big six-oh, eh? Hope you fare better with it than I did. That leather
recliner bit was rather amusing in face of the constant media and medical
demands that people get up and exercise. Next thing you know, they'll have
a built-in port-a-potty, and a casket cover that fits recliners. Cordially,
Margaret, the hater of exercise reluctantly on her way to exercise. I love
those Walmart insects, too. What herb did you order?