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Re: head count

As I read I became excited for you and then realized you were staying put.
But that's good too.  I've read many messages about your wonderful garden
and can understand why you wouldn't want to leave it.  Even with all the
money in the world, I would not want a garden that someone else created.  My
sweat - and a little blood, too - is in my garden.  Everything here, I did.
Mine's not as beautiful as those in the magazines - no one wants to come
photograph mine for publication as they do yours  - but it's mine and I
would never want to leave it behind.  If you've realized you don't want to
do it over again somewhere else, just stay put .  Relax and enjoy it.  You
deserve it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] head count

> Count me in as one that has been around when we were with AHS.  I am an
> of those who have expressed their delight for this gardening family.  My
> favorite experiences are those of expanded discussions of a particular
plant or
> garden detail. The groups knowledge & humor are at the top of my list
>     Kathy, I define 'retired' as ceasing to pursue a career but definitely
> not to sit down or even slow down.  It is true, time is just as scarce in
> retirement but you do have some choices.  I have been retired for 12 1/2
yrs and
> still clean house at night because I do not have time during the day and I
> always struggling with keeping my projects timely.  There are so many
things I
> want to do in my lifetime and know very well I will not live long enough
> succeed. I had planned to discontinue as a garden speaker this year but
> agreed to 3 final talks but none next year.  Sometimes choices are
difficult to
> make.
>     My garden started as a bare 100 x 150 lot when we completed our home
> the fall of 1989 which was preceded by building a home in 1986.  We had
> intentions of building yet another home but couldn't find the perfect
acreage so
> instead added a garden room about 4 or 5 yrs ago as a substitute for a
> greenhouse which is not allowed by our covenant.  Just a couple of weeks
ago my
> husband came home excited that an acreage home we had always admired was
for sale
> and ask if I was ready to move.  In the past I would have jumped at the
> but I now see this as my last garden (due to my age) and I am in to far to
> kiss it goodbye.
>     Thanks to you all for making my computer time so enjoyable and
> educational. I'm ready for Jim to head that bus north for a group pickup!
>     Ceres, zone 4/5 central Iowa
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