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Old 06-19-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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No! Actually I prefer standing in the garden when doing that.
Just like Don Corleone in the Godfather.....
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Don't be surprised if you're planted.
My wife just had a long, quite deep garden bed dug out back and I remarked that it looked like a grave. I was quite relieved when she assured me it was for growing asparagus. We do grow a lot of vegetable so it's believable.
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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My wife just had a long, quite deep garden bed dug out back and I remarked that it looked like a grave. I was quite relieved when she assured me it was for growing asparagus. We do grow a lot of vegetable so it's believable.
And I thought asparagus was only grown up here, lol. Make sure you see it coming up soon.

Glad you brought this up. Gardening is one fantastic way to be outdoors as we age, and close to home if we need or want to be. Flower gardening, if you don't want to deal with veg's. It feels so natural to see old folks puttering in their gardens or sitting on a bench reading a book. Gardens and old people seem to go together. And when we're done, we can be planted among the roses....or asparagus.
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:16 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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An elderly neighbor spends most of every day in his garden. It abuts
The quiet road so he gets to talk to everyone going up and down the street.
He gives away a lot of his over abundance to his neighbors, too.
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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And I thought asparagus was only grown up here, lol. Make sure you see it coming up soon.

Glad you brought this up. Gardening is one fantastic way to be outdoors as we age, and close to home if we need or want to be. Flower gardening, if you don't want to deal with veg's. It feels so natural to see old folks puttering in their gardens or sitting on a bench reading a book. Gardens and old people seem to go together. And when we're done, we can be planted among the roses....or asparagus.

Who are you calling old?
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Sitting home waiting to die?
Next month maybe. This week I have 4 rooms of carpeting to install....OK, 3, one I got done yesterday. Then the house can get listed, I can continue to get rid of all that's in it that the kids don't want.
If most everything sells , I will at least have one chair that I'm keeping so I'll have something to 'sit' in but that will be while I'm waiting to return to Florida, not waiting to die.
This all could be considered 'preparing to die' but it sure isn't sitting around waiting for it.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Who are you calling old?
55+ man, get used to it.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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55+ man, get used to it.

Gee whiz you have me pegged. Now I will go sit in the corner.
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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Gee whiz you have me pegged. Now I will go sit in the corner.
Time out, huh?
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Gee whiz you have me pegged. Now I will go sit in the corner.
But old doesn't mean decrepit and incapacitated....just....old....LOL. It's only one of our adjectives. Now string together a bunch, with "old" included.
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