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#119710 May 13th, 2005 at 04:05 AM
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My 92 year old father lives with me. I bought him a rose today. He loves roses. After dinner, he was up like a shot. I said "What are you doing?" He said...."I've got to get that rose planted"

So off we went out to the garden. While I was waiting for him, I looked out to the area we were going to plant the rose and realized that a bird family has moved into my bird house. They are the first tennants this house has had. So as we made our way down to this spot, Dad says " Now just ignore the bird house like it's not there. Don't even look at it". I said "Why?"...He said "Because they may abandon the nest".

We planted the rose and came back up to the patio and sat and watched the happy couple stuffing the house with cedar chips and twigs. I'm not sure what kind of bird. It may be a wren but it is rather large for that. It is brown with a stripe running down it's head. Tail up.

So we just sat and enjoyed a few minutes of peace and quiet and all of a sudden some California Quail arrived to skim the grass of bugs. And finally just before we came in, a woodpecker arrived and had a look around.

Not bad for a 1/2 hour. The garden is alive and well it seems.

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That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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#119711 May 13th, 2005 at 04:29 AM
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smile Storm sure sounds nice and relaxing I know both you and your dad enjoyed it. Wish I lived close enough to my mother(91) to do the same she live near Ute Dam in New Mexico. wink

#119712 May 13th, 2005 at 06:05 AM
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What a wonderful 30 minutes of time. thumbup Those are the experiences where I feel a little closer to heaven.

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#119713 May 13th, 2005 at 07:16 AM
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Oh Storm...thank you for sharing your 1/2 hour in detail. I have tears streaming down my face right now...but it is a good cry...my father passed away 2 1/2 yrs. ago and your 1/2 hr. reminded me of all the good times I have had with my dad. Thank you for the great memories... kit

#119714 May 13th, 2005 at 08:18 AM
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Catlover:

Memories are the sustance of life. The good ones are what keep us warm.

My dad taught me everything I know about gardening. He started me off many years ago when I was only about 5 or 6 years old. He took his hoe and drew a line in the garden bed and then told me to jiggle the radish seeds along the line. Then we turned the hoe over and tapped the soil down and gave it little drink. Pretty soon there were radishes everywhere. I guess that was the seed he planted in me at the time to take an interest in the garden.

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#119715 May 13th, 2005 at 01:29 PM
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Storm, that was very beautiful. Thank you for sharing your bliss.

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#119716 May 13th, 2005 at 02:24 PM
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HI wavey storm that sounds like a great 1/2 hour well spent.sounds like yall injoyed it i know i would have.evryone needs time to stop and smell the roses and take in a little nature now n then.your friend in gardeing.mike57 wavey flw flw

#119717 May 13th, 2005 at 05:18 PM
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that's wonderful storm!

#119718 May 13th, 2005 at 10:21 PM
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I love days like that! Your dad sounds like a wonderful wise man and someone who is full of stories to tell. Enjoy every min. you have with him. My dad died at the age of 62 so I have missed a lot. Thanks for sharing him and the time well spent, with us.

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#119719 May 13th, 2005 at 10:36 PM
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Storm,
You are so blessed to still have your dad. Mine died 22 years ago and there's still not a day goes by that I don't miss him and all the things I wished we could have shared. Cherish him always and make the most of all that you can you never know... Thankyou for sharing a beautiful moment.


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