Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10 Commandments of Gardening

My senior daughter Kris passed from this world on October 27th, 2013. She had been writing a blog about gardening for several years. I kept her blog site so I could now and then share a post from it to my readers. Kris was brilliant; she could write and use perfect English, so any topic she chose to write about came through very clearly. Kris had a vivid imagination and a great sense of humor as well, so as I share these witty writings from her blog, I hope you will experience the joy that was Kris. She was one of a kind. Bless her huge heart.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The 10 Commandments of Gardening

Talking with David today, I was thinking about creating a "10 Commandments of Gardening" list. Here's what I have so far:

The 10 Commandments of Gardening
  1. Thou shalt have no other interests before me.
  2. Thou shalt not make for thyself a genetically modified organism, but shalt allow nature to take its course.
  3. Thou shalt not curse Mother Nature, for she is fickle and will show no mercy to those who misuseth her name.
  4. For six days thou shalt labour in the garden. But the seventh day is a sabbatical from weeding, planting, and harvesting. Thou shalt need the seventh day to cook, can, and otherwise preserve the food gathered.
  5. Honor thy Father Sky and thy Mother Earth, so that thy garden days will be long and fruitful.
  6. Thou shalt not kill beneficial bugs.
  7. Thou shalt not water at high noon.
  8. Thou shalt not steal food from thy neighbor's garden, but shall asketh kindly, offereth to trade, or purchaseth foods from local farmer's markets.
  9. Thou shalt not bear false witness about the bounty thy garden produces.
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s garden, or gardening tools, or wheelbarrow, or any gardening thing that belongeth to your neighbour. you have any commandments to add?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jessie's Passion Dream

Imagine if you can that you have just lost the love of your life to death. You are the lead detective on a brutal murder that has a mystery woman as the sole witness to a brutal murder. As you investigate the crime you discover you are falling in love with the witness. Now a second brutal killing takes place that forces you to plan a vacation to Florida in order for you to focus on the rest of your life. Now a travel agent enters your life. These are some of the events in the life of Dan Reynolds that turned him in a totally different direction. A story that begins as a thriller now crosses the threshold into a full-blown romance story that will cause the reader to cry, smile, cry again, and finally to laugh aloud. But what makes this story so great is the mystery, intrigue, deceit, hate, and finally the love it contains. Dan Reynolds finally finds the true love of his life in the most unexpected of times and places, right after the end of a murder investigation that had closed. Now starts the life Dan Reynolds never knew he ever  wanted--until he knew he had to have it. 

This is the site where the book can be ordered:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Mushroom Joke

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Mushroom Walked into a Bar...

...but the bartender wouldn't serve him. "We don't serve mushrooms here," he said. Dejected, the mushroom walked out. He came back in the side door, strolled up to the bar whistling, and ordered a gin and tonic. "I'm sorry," the bartender said, "but we don't serve mushrooms here." Even sadder now, the mushroom walked out of the bar and came in the rear entrance. He sidled up to the bar, keeping as much of his face turned away from the bartender as possible. Before he even asked for the drink, the bartender said, "Look, it doesn't matter how many times you come in here. I'm telling you, we don't serve mushrooms here."

"Aw, c'mon," the mushroom wheedled. "I'm a fun-gi!" (read: "fun guy")