Re: [gardeners] Whatta week and weekend.

Penny Nielsen (
Tue, 28 Sep 1999 11:20:55 -0300

Congratulations on your 60th George.  Sounds like you had a really good time.  It was my SIL's on the 23rd too and after my reminding everyone, I forgot.  We don't do the cards anymore, except for those far away.

We're still enjoying some nice temps during the day - around 70F but it was about 48F this am - brrrr - lowest its been.  Its definitely looking and feeling like fall and tho the leaves haven't turned yet, they are starting to fall :-(.  Brought in most of my semi-tropical plants yesterday.

Happy gardening.

Penny in Halifax

>>> George Shirley <> 09/26/99 09:21AM >>>
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