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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

Eating outside

March 13, 2016

We have been doing a lot of work outdoors since it is getting warmer now. A thought came to me yesterday to take lunch outdoors as we did often when I was younger.

Years ago we spent more time outdoors than we do now. In the summer it was hot inside and people often went out and sat in the shade to catch a breeze. Often the house was hot and many people had outdoor picnic tables. 

I used my beaded lace covers to keep the bugs away.

And we had a simple meal of roast beef sandwiches, cheese, pickles and potato chips. We had sparkling water over a bit of raspberry cordial.

The onions are now up and growing well in the right of the picture. I have other pots filled with onions as well. 

Each year I plant  wave petunias in this location. This year I tiered the pots so hopefully this entire area will be one big wave petunia.

All the plants have been brought out of the garden shed now so I hope that we do not have a bad cold spell but I know it can happen since it is before Easter.

My husband has been working on the drip irrigation and my next post will be on drip irrigation for container gardening.

Grandma Donna

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