Re: [gardeners] A dreary Friday

Allen Merten (
Sat, 15 Apr 2000 14:38:57 -0500

    I know what you mean when you say you wish you could live it all over
    Judy and I are just getting started on grandchildren, oldest grandson,
LT is 5, Ryan is 1-1/2.
    The all over again for me applies to my youngest son, 16-1/2. He was
such a sweet kid when he was little. Dad was so wise at the time. I was a
single parent until he was 10. The teen years haven't brought serious
trouble, just serious attitude problems. Dad ain't so wise anymore. One of
the things that bugs me is that he is so lazy. I don't understand lazy
people. His mother's people were big lay-a-beds, too.  An invitation to you
to visit their home, usually means the visit takes place in/on the bed,
watching re-peat movies, while the host and hostess are in pajamas. These
were not people with disabilities! They had a nice suburban home with yard
space, privacy fence, etc.
    Will called last night. He wants to come stay for 3 weeks, then return
to his mothers. He moved down to Houston area, about a month ago, for the
opportunity of having more social interaction with his peer group. Little or
nothing for the kids to do here, without involving a round trip of nearly
120 miles.
    Judy and I will meet them halfway in a little town called Brenham. The
drive is about 60 miles one way, through some of the best wildflower viewing
in Texas. I hope we can find a decent patch of Bluebonnets (lupines) to take
his picture in. It's an old Texas tradition to take pictures of the family
in the Bluebonnets. This is probably going to be the last time I get him in
them until he has kids.
    The weather today (Saturday) is beautiful again. Warmer than yesterday,
temp should get to the mid-80's. Later in the week we should have several
days in the 88-90 range.
    Judy and I spent the morning getting the 2 dogs and the old cat their
shots, and working in the Bluestem/wildflower meadow.
    I hope to get in a little gardening this evening. Want to plant some
yellow squash, zucchini, yellow wax and yellow eyed beans and cantaloupes.
    Hoping to pick Dewberries, Sunday. Have seen some big fat ones the size
of the end of my thumb. Here I come pie!!
    Happy Gardening,
    Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
    Wildscape #1071
    Zone 8