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RE: A washingtonpost.com article from: islandjim1@verIzon.net

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: RE: [CHAT] A washingtonpost.com article from: islandjim1@verIzon.net
  • From: "Bonnie Holmes" holmesbm@usit.net
  • Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 09:32:36 -0400

She never mentioned doing so.  The fellow was an agricultural specialists
so much was filled with comments on weather, etc.  However, sprinkled
throughout were interesting tidbits...such as the fact that his finance had
the 1918 flu, comments on the Depression, difficulty with raising chickens
as they could suddenly die of virus, sending workers home due to the heat
in DC.  His farm was in the country...at Falls Church, now very urban.


> [Original Message]
> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 9/9/2006 7:24:50 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] A washingtonpost.com article from:
islandjim1@verIzon.net
>
> Mother used to say she could write down her biography and sell it for
> fiction.  I think most peoples lives are more interesting than they tend
to
> think.  Everyone has some drama in their lives.  Is your friend going to
> publish the journals?
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Bonnie Holmes
> Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 6:15 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] A washingtonpost.com article from:
> islandjim1@verIzon.net
>
> One of my friends used to visit garage sales routinely while living in
> Northern VA.  One day she came across people who were putting out barrels
of
> "stuff".  She inquired and they told her they were just cleaning out and
she
> could take anything she liked.  She pulled out around 20 old blue back
type
> journals.  Several were by an individual who lived in the area during WWI
> and the depression.  For some time he worked for the Dept. of Agriculture
> and visited FL when the viability of using refrigerated train cars to
carry
> fresh produce to the East was being considered.  His description of the
> Everglades and the undeveloped part of FL was quite interesting.  
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Theresa W. <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 9/9/2006 4:13:48 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] A washingtonpost.com article from:
> islandjim1@verIzon.net
> >
> > I wish I could have know my maternal great grand mother.  There is 
> > limited info available about her, but she was a woman born before her 
> > times, clearly.  Apparently she was a teletype (not sure if this is 
> > the correct term) operator on the transcontinental railroad before she 
> > got married, after marriage she moved to Florida with her husband to 
> > run a farm.  Her husband realized he wasn't going to get rich farming 
> > and wanted to leave.  She said goodbye to him and stayed and ran the 
> > farm herself until she was elderly.  My mom always teases me and tells 
> > me that I got some of my genes from "Grannie"- both my green thumb, 
> > short stature and of course that stubborn streak!  She was a true 
> > pioneer woman in my eyes!
> >
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > Bonnie Holmes wrote:
> > > Great article.  Cultural history always has a pull for me.  (For 
> > > those interested in mid-western, western life, Pioneer Woman is full 
> > > of great tid-bits, such as what you do when your sod house leaks.)  
> > > There were times, especially during the Cold War when I wondered how 
> > > long I could sustain myself on my little bit of property.  Each time 
> > > we have a
> serious
> > > black out in this area (usually after major ice storm), the people 
> > > who
> get
> > > along best are those older folks who were raised on farms before 
> > > electricity.  I wonder if the commune popularity during the late 60s 
> > > and 70s were an attempt to mirror sustainability.  Ah, you can see 
> > > that I
> am in
> > > a reflexive mood this a.m.
> > >
> > >
> > >   
> > >> [Original Message]
> > >> From: <islandjim1@verIzon.net>
> > >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > >> Date: 9/7/2006 8:58:49 AM
> > >> Subject: [CHAT] A washingtonpost.com article from:
> islandjim1@verIzon.net
> > >>
> > >> You have been sent this message from islandjim1@verIzon.net as a
> courtesy
> > >>     
> > > of washingtonpost.com
> > >   
> > >>  
> > >>  Personal Message:
> > >>  For those who grow edibles.
> > >>  
> > >>  A Shrinking Homegrown Crop
> > >>  
> > >>  By Barbara Damrosch
> > >>  
> > >> One of the Web sites I check out regularly, Kitchen Gardeners 
> > >> International (
> > >>
> > >>     http://www.kitchengardeners.org
> > >>
> > >> ), is the work of an American named Roger Doiron. His stories are
> always
> > >> interesting, but his news is not always good. In March, he posted a
> U.S.
> > >> Department of Agriculture chart showing the...
> > >>
> > >>  
> > >> To view the entire article, go to
> > >>
> > >>    
> > >>     
> > >
>
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