[gardeners] Sunday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 14 Apr 2002 15:29:15 -0500

Yesterday Miz Anne and I got the seedling tomatoes and peppers in the ground and also planted 4
hills of zucchini. I also planted 12 patches of hot chiles on the west garden at the top of the
slope. We will finish up the rest of the garden tomorrow or the next day as we are both tired.

After we planted yesterday we quickly showered, changed and hit the road for our daughter's place in
Splendora, TX, getting there about 6 pm. After a dinner of ordered in pizza we visited with kid,
grandkids (3) and greatgrandkid (1) until nearly 11 pm and then collapsed in bed.

This morning we got up and did our ablutions, dressed up and went to our eldest grandaughter's (age
15) first communion. It was sort of strange to see this nearly six feet tall teenager in the pew
with the young communicants but she wasn't embarrassed at all. As a matter of fact the priest had
selected her as the reader for the Mass and she did very well. The children all had roles in the
ceremony and did quite well, even the little ones.

Our family was represented by an entire pew of our descendants, two children, five grandchildren,
one greatgrandchild, and one spouse of a grandchild plus daughters' ex-MIL and the youngest child
(unrelated) of daughters' ex-husband. After Mass Father Gary asked me if those were all mine and I
had to point out which was which. Miz Anne and I are pleased that our granddaughter made an adult
decision to commit to our religious sect and is doing well at learning all about Catholicsm.

Afterwards we went back to the daughters for a lovely brunch of several kinds of fruit, a large
omelette and several other items. A tour of all that is left of the daughters gardens was next. As
she has the house up for sale all she has kept up over the winter and into spring was the flower and
perennial beds, all of which were tidy and in bloom. The tour also gave Miz Anne and I a chance to
hold and carry the youngest bunch of grands, one aged three (turns four the 19th) and two at
seventeen months. Surprisingly all the littles were very good at church.

A good time was had by all and we then journeyed home, getting here about 2:50 pm. Sleepy slept all
the way over and is asleep on the couch at the moment, being around small children makes her very
nervous and conscious of her feet, ears, and tail. <VBG>

Life is indeed good.

George, ready to garden again