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Re: Back Home!- Link to pictures....

Cool pics.  Is that a clock made out of flowers behind Cathy and Jim in that
second picture??  Very neat.   Couldn't have been too chilly, at least the
day Gary took a swim - LOL.

On 12/26/05, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Welcome Home Cathy!
> Cathy sent over a couple of pictures of her visit with Island Jim at Leu
> Gardens. Those can be found at this link:
> http://hort.net/+134W
> Why are you wearing a coat! Coming from this cold climate, Florida should
> seem warm out...looks like Gary adapted! :)
> Donna
> > -----Original Message-----
> > Flew back today, arriving St Louis around 3PM. What a week! There is
> > a reason we have children in our second and third decades. Gary and I
> > were exhausted after 3 days at Disney World and one at Busch Gardens.
> > Thank goodness for our break with Jim at Leu Gardens! It was great to
> > meet him at last, and I so enjoyed looking at plants I (mostly) can't
> > grow in Quincy, with a knowledgeable person! Only disappointment for
> > me was not being able to see the wetland gardens (closed for some
> > reason), but it was a gorgeous day with excellent company. The day at
> > Busch Gardens also included a visit to H and R Railroads - a store in
> > Tampa with a good selection of Garden Railroad supplies. Gary spent
> > almost 2 hours there, much to the frustration of my daughter and her
> > family. My one frustration was that there does not seem to be
> > anything published that focuses on garden railroad plantings. The
> > weather was cooler than normal for Florida, but at least 20 degrees
> > warmer than Quincy, so no complaints from me. Christmas day is a good
> > time to travel - plane was half full.
> >   Still playing catch up - mail, writing 'after Christmas' cards,
> > doing laundry, etc. Should keep me busy for most of this week. Then,
> > since Gary is an allergist, and winter is a slow season, on 7
> > January, we will drive to Steamboat Springs, CO, to ski/just be
> > together for 10 days.
> > Auralie, I hope your husband is recovering - you are right about that
> > stubborn streak. My dad, I am convinced, knew he had lung cancer, but
> > because he did not want my mother to deal with the transportation
> > difficulties his hospitalization would have created (she did not
> > drive) and he didn't want to "inconvenience" me, he told none of us
> > and refused to let me accompany him into his primary care MD's office
> > (even though I went there with him). His primary care MD didn't know
> > either - he had evidently been diagnosed by a different MD. We found
> > out the seriousness of his condition when he collapsed and had to be
> > taken to the emergency room.
> > Ceres, hope your granddaughter's surgery was successful and she will
> > be pain free.
> >
> > Cathy, west central IL, z5b
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