|Hi, I am still here in East Tennessee. This has been a pretty good year. At last, I have gotten much of my energy back after my cancer treatments AND I do not have to continue with the the estrogen reduction pill after taking it for the required five years. So, I have been in the garden much more this year. Had a bumper crop of sweet potatoes, a good supply of leeks, kale, and purple hull peas in addition to my annual garlic plantings. I have had a great time being a grandmother to a delightful little girl. The down side to this good news is that my husband has been diagnosed with dementia which is progressing. I have struggled with the constant adjustments. |
Carolyn, I am sorry about the loss of your sons. I also think that there can be nothing worse for parents to endure. I hope everyone has made it through the last few years of terrible weather. I’m not sure things will ever even out. Years ago, there was an article on weather (can’t remember the source) that suggested that the past century was generally one of better weather conditions for mankind and was bound to change…a real challenge to gardening. Hope this will be a good year for all. Bonnie H.
That was our other Chris. I haven't heard from her.
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This is so great hearing from all that have chimed in. I am so sorry about your sons Carolyn, I think losing a child has to be the worst thing we could experience.
Noreen I didn't know you were affected by the flooding this year! We lived near the Bayou on Memorial but were gone to Albuquerque during that time! The flooding along the Mississippi River is some of the worst right now and Oklahoma where my son lives and daughter was visiting during Christmas is still trying to recover!
The girl that lived in NY out on the tip of a peninsula, I can't remember her name, has anyone heard from her?
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Nice to hear from all of you. I am still in Johnston, Iowa and living and gardening in the same location but currently in the process of building a strand alone condo (known as villas here) which is in Johnston as well.
I had a torn tenor in my ankle in spring 2013, wore a boot for 4 months with no heal followed by a permanent brace. 2014 had a Anthrodesis (triple fusion) and am left with the inability to care for my garden as I had in the past. I still work at the greenhouse in the spring as a container designer and plan to do so in 2016.
December 2012 we lost our youngest son which has been a difficult time adjusting. Don't remember if I ever shared we had lost our oldest son in 1969 but we do have a daughter who has blessed us with 2 beautiful granddaughters. The oldest just received her master's degree from Denver University Iliff and has her own grant writing business and the younger one is a kindredgarten teacher in the Des Moines system and working on her masters at Drake.
Has anyone heard from Jim?
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Oh- and the Austin airport is such and easy airport to manage (My sister lives in Cedar Park, so quite familiar). Traffic to the airport from Austin can be lousy, but not sure about Bastrop since you would be coming in from the east side. I will say that the Austin area is nice. Looks like you are seeking someplace that is warm, based on you other locations??