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Re: Happy Thanksgiving
  • Subject: Re: Happy Thanksgiving
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:49:14 -0600

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!   I'm going to the American Legion tomorrow
& my friend Elaine's on Friday.  All close by thank goodness.  Everyone
stay safe & healthy - this group is one of the many blessings in my life
that I am thankful for every day!

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 412
CS/SCOSI <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:

> Happy Thanksgiving from me too! We will be driving to my sister's house
> tomorrow, with luck the traffic will be reasonable. On our roads the issue
> is rarely going too slow, it's avoiding the people who are weaving in and
> out of the two-lane road at 90mph.
> I had temporary insanity while doing the grocery shopping and now we have 3
> turkeys. In my defense they were cheap, we have a big freezer and now that
> we don't raise lambs there's lots of room in it.  I'll cook one on Friday
> and we'll have the other two sometime.
> The vegetable garden is done for the year. There was a freeze while we were
> in Arizona and that took out the remaining tomatoes and peppers. There were
> a lot more peppers left than I thought and I felt bad I hadn't harvested
> everything I could.  I did have the time even with all the little trips
> over
> the last couple months, I was just lazy when I was home. But too late now.
> I
> let the chickens out and they are cleaning up anything they can eat.
> Downside of that is we have a rather aggressive rooster and he now thinks
> the entire vegetable garden is his territory. We have to walk through there
> to feed the horses so I may have to put them all back in their enclosure.
> I bought some new plants for the winter greenhouse this year, getting bored
> with my usual geraniums and cannas that I bring in from outside. I'm trying
> some succulents, some indoor plants for hanging pots, alyssum to tuck into
> some other pots.  Home Depot had 50% off on what's left of their bulbs, so
> I
> bought lots of paperwhites, a few amaryllis and a bag of freesias. They
> also
> had a bin full of giant white squill bulbs - never seen 'em before so I
> didn't buy any but after looking them up I think I'll go back during the
> weekend and see if they're still there. I could try a couple in the dry
> garden.
> I have to re-design my veg garden planting scheme this winter. I bought
> Dripwork's irrigation "tape" last year - got tired of replacing the rubber
> "leaky hose" every year after it clogged on our hard water. But the tape
> delivers so much less water than the leaky hose I have to run it for almost
> an hour during the summer, so I need to make sure all the beds using it are
> on the same timer.
> Take care all and Auralie, hope your Chet continues to improve.
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:01 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] storm....at last
> In a message dated 11/21/2012 12:10:12 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> cathycrc@comcast.net writes:
> Hope every one is doing better now, both in health and storm recovery.
> Been up to my ears editing the "member news" section of the Army Nurse
> Corps
> Association quarterly newsletter. Just sent in the last of it.
> Free at last! Want to wish all a very Happy Thanksgiving. (I did
> Thanksgiving dinner last week for my daughter from LA, who wanted to take
> advantage of cheaper airfare, so we will go out tomorrow.
> Normally, I hate eating out on holidays, but no way am I cooking another
> turkey.) Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> Chet was doing well until Sunday when he had a bit of relapse.  We've seen
> a
> couple of doctors and they don't find anything - just say be careful and it
> will take time.  He still uses the walker and can't go down the stairs to
> his office.
> Oh well.  I know others have much worse things to worry about.
> Here's wishing everyone a blessed Thanksgiving.  Neighbors have invited us,
> and though I've offered, she says don't bring anything.  For many years I
> made great Thanksgiving dinners - sometimes for as many as 24 people.  Then
> at some point all our kids had grown up and all the godchildren were
> married
> and wanted to have their own family Thanksgivings, and I agreed that they
> should, but we were left without a gathering.  At that point we started
> going to Chincoteague, Va. for Thanksgiving, and did that for 20 or so
> years.  Then three or four years ago, Chet had one of his spells, and I was
> frightened of being off down there with no help, so we haven't been back.
>  I
> really miss it.  I used to love, especially our stop on the way at Bombay
> Hook, Del. where we would see literally thousands of snow geese.
> We have a pair of Mallards on our pond these days, but I really long to see
> those snow geese.  Don't think that will happen.
> Again, Happy Thanksgiving1
> Auralie
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Pam Evans
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      • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 412 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>

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