Jack Frost on the Way

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We have had lots of visitors lately, and I had hoped that our beautiful flowers would wait for them. And guess what? The day after the last company left, the impatiens and begonias you see here turned to mush. And it’s okay, because now we (my wonderful yard man and I) will pull all of them up. I used to hate doing that but my son John said “You can’t be greedy; now you can plant pansies.”

I have always loved working in the yard. With advancing back issues, I can still bend over to plant but the problem is getting back up. My yard man is good at both tasks but we still have to work together because he is visually impaired. My friend Ann said “Trust Jane to have a yard man with a disability!” So I point and he pulls. We also share plants because he likes flowers as much as I do.

I love living in a climate that lets me have flowers year round. I can’s help saying to Billy, “Look at this flower!” He patiently responds, “Mom, I did see it.”

“Mom, I did see it.”

4 Responses to “Jack Frost on the Way”

  1. john Says:

    Cant you ever seem to get any color in your yard?

  2. Mary Says:

    I wonder if the publishing industry has caught on to the concept of advancing back issues…

  3. Tom Schulz Says:

    "the problem is getting back up"

    This idea is an ongoing thread in your book, "Grown Man Now". Could you please share some of your strategies for how you 'got up', and how you 'got moving' even when circumstances seemed stacked against you? I bet I'm not the only one that could use a few tips.

  4. courtney Says:

    He is such a stinker!I love the fact that of all the things Billy is, and all the things he isn't, he is 100% MAN!

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