Re: [gardeners] Whatta week and weekend.

George Shirley (
Sun, 26 Sep 1999 10:57:30 -0500

margaret lauterbach wrote:
> 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
> >again.
> >
> >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
> >family.
> >
> >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
> >storms.
> >
> >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?

Stevia, a little potted plant. Want to see if I can get it to live and

I'm thinking of seeing if my prepaid burial plan will accept me and the
recliner for cremation. <VBG>