March 5, 2018

   We have big, decorative flower pots in the patio behind our house. For years we bought flower plants and put them in the pots so that we could enjoy the flowers all summer.

   When we went on trips away for several weeks, we had a terrible time figuring how to keep those plants watered while we were gone.  Our attempts at rigging up hoses and drip lines just never worked out as well as we hoped they would.

   Last spring, my husband, while we were shopping in a store that carried plastic flowers as well as many other artsy things, thought that we ought to try placing long-stemmed fake flowers in the pots. We were quite aware that the sun would fade them, but over the winter, the flowers still look very cheery, and the fading has been minimal, much to our surprise.

   Actually, we'll only need to replace a few of the flowers that we bought last year!

The following was published here in October of last year.  The font was too small, and I could not enlarge it, so here it is in a more readable font.

   A couple of years ago, my husband got fed up with finding only one sock of a pair when I took the laundry out of the dryer and put it on our bed for sorting. He already had a bunch of single socks with no mates held together with a rubber band in hopes of finding missing sock mates.  He decided that he would use the little half inch safety pins that we had been collecting from the tags put on items that had been dry cleaned and pin the dirty pairs of socks together before putting them in the washing machine.

   It worked.  He has not had any missing socks since he began using his sock saver method.  But, in spite of checking sheets and pajamas, etc., he still has that bunch of single socks held together with a rubber band.  Neither one of us can figure out where those missing socks could be!


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02.12 | 17:20

Love the blog Grandma. Miss you

08.06 | 13:29

Bill, So sorry to hear about MelvaI Know it's hard for you. My son lost his wife three weeks ago from ovarian cancer. This has been a tough year. Love, Carolee

06.06 | 11:38

I did not read your book, but I am extremely happy to see you are doing so well .
I am a full time care giver for Melva ,who has sever dementia.
Cousin Bill.

30.05 | 16:15

Thank you, Gloria. It was good talking to you the other day. I'm sorry that I did not see your January (!) message earlier. Love

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