[gardeners] Saturday and Sunday in the garden of the family

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 17 Jun 2001 21:48:44 -0500

Miz Anne, Sleepy Dawg, and myself drove over to Splendora, Texas on Saturday
morning. Had a nice lunch with the daughter and her eldest and messed around for
most of the day. That evening the great granddaughter came to visit. I had not
seen her since she was about a month and a half old and she is now seven months.
A little beauty with a wonderful smile and loves everyone. We all played on the
floor with her for about 2 hours until it was time for her nap. Many digital
pictures and many feet of video tape were made of her.

Sunday we had a nice breakfast of waffles, omelet, and other stuff and then left
for our son's place. He recently bought a house in KingWood and it is only about
20 minutes from our daughters place. They have a very nice older home with a
good sized yard. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths so they have lots more room
than in their old house. Our DIL's parents were there for a Father's Day feast
as was our DIL's 84-year old grandmother. I got to meet our new grandson for the
first time and he is a heavy little dude with his dad's grey-blue eyes and happy
smile. Needless to say he and the youngest granddaughter were played with until
everyone was exhausted.

Guess what? They have/had a poke weed growing in the backyard flower bed. It is
now in the trash can with the long root even dug up and trashed. I pruned his
roses, some overgrown azaleas, and fertilized his fig tree. Had to do something
or go nuts. 

DIL fixed a very nice taco salad for lunch with homemade salsa of two types and
many homemade cookies along with Blue Bell ice cream. We had a wonderful time
leaving there about 3 pm, dropping the daughter off at her home and then driving
home. Sleepy was so strung out from Miz Anne and I hugging so many little ones
that she slept all the way home and is now asleep under my desk. I think someone
slipped her some black beans as she is emitting terrible odors from time to

All in all we had a wonderful time and all enjoyed the 10 quart ice chest full
of tomatoes, cukes, zukes, carrots, and chiles we brought with us. Also took the
son's family several jars of pickles, jellies, jams, hot sauce, etc. They enjoy
that sort of thing were the daughter's kids don't.

Life is good.