I grew up in a household where we had lovely grounds and more than a handful of exotic flowers and shrubs and mature trees.
My mother liked watching the flowers she planted come to bloom.
My father had an interest in everything about our grounds looking just right, especially the grass, but he never planted anything in a lifetime, and he lived to be 91.
It is said the apples don’t fall far from the tree.
In my lifetime I have never planted anything, not a seed, not a flower, nothing…until last month.
With the aid of my lawyer son, who is cultivating several acres of land in Greenfield where he is practicing law, a small garden was planted in my backyard.
I built the wooden framework, which frankly was idiot’s work, proving I was thoroughly qualified to build it!
My son used the rich soil from my backyard to carve out a garden plot about 200 square feet.
He used a variety of tools, something like a pick axe to break up the soil, his hands to shake the soil free of growth, a shovel to place the soil in the box and then his hands again to do the plantings.
Locals still wear masks as some claim crisis is over but deaths continue to rise
By JOSH RESNEK
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone.
The traditional starting point for the American summer of 2020 has begun with big question marks about how it is going to turn out with the virus still making millions of us tentative about what we can do while many millions of others believe going out and enjoying themselves is far more important than being kept safe from the viral storm swirling among us.
With most Everett residents venturing outside now wearing masks and practicing social distancing, it is difficult to reconcile this when viewing video of tens of thousands of people frolicking on the beach without masks and or social distancing in places like Daytona Beach, Florida.
Is this OK or is it not?
Are the frolickers casting their fate to the wind and the sun going to become infected or are they not? Are they going to return home and infect their loved ones, and then their loved ones go out and infect others?
The experts all agree – yes, this is going to happen.
The president does not agree.
He says we need to get open and to go back to work and that everything is just fine.