Happy Birthday, Martin

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by ceresone, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. ceresone

    ceresone Well-Known Member Supporter

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    from us'n in the Ozarks
     
  2. Paquebot

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    Well, thank you! I'm embarrassed! When a man is in his 50s, he doesn't celebrate birthdays. Each is a reminder that he's one year closer to 60. When the 60s come, celebrations again begin since each one means that he's survived another year. Since the wife had to work from 3AM to noon yesterday, my Thanksgiving Day meal was 2 small venison steaks, a couple of small boiled potatoes, and a side dish of coleslaw. Under the circumstances, I was expecting a cold salami sandwich! Instead, today's our turkey day with all the fancy trimmings to celebrate my 68th. Coleslaw, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, tomato mincemeat pie, and turkey. All but the turkey came from the gardens.

    Martin
     

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    Happy birthday and enjoy your turkey dinner!

    Heather
     
  5. mama2littleman

    mama2littleman El Paso

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    Happy Birthday!!!! I wish you many happy returns.

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    Happy Birthday!
     
  7. ceresone

    ceresone Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You're a spring chicken, Martin ! I was already walking around when you were born--probably planting garden--or pulling them up!
     
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    Happy feasting (sounds delicious!) and Happy Birthday!
     
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    Happy Birthday Martin! I am glad you were born. You have been an insperation to a lot of us on here. Thanks!
    God bless you and yours
    Debbie
     
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    I know I'm late,but I just have to tell you Happy Birthday! You're a real blessing to this site :)
     
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    Martin,

    Sorry I missed this. Happy belated!

    Thanks for all you do to help us here at HT!
     
  12. Paquebot

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    I know what you people are up to! You're all just trying to butter me up in advance of my annual free seed offer in January! Won't do you any good now as you will all be treated the same.

    Ceresone may have years on me but didn't get a start in a garden like I did. "Half-grown" when I was born on Thanksgiving Day, walked at 6 months and 6 days, Memorial Day. (Bow-legged ever since!) In April-May of 1939, my mother would put me in a cardboard box to keep an eye on me while she worked in the garden. Apparently I didn't like that idea as I got out and supposedly went waddling down the row to my mother! Thus I can honestly claim to have never missed a springtime in the garden from when I was born.

    Martin
     
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    :) :)
    Cute story!
    You are one special person!

    BTW------Garlic sprouts were up a couple of inches before the ground began to freeze.

    Looking forward to seeing them again in Spring------and when I do, it'll remind me of a "half-Grown" toddler playing in the dirt!
     
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    Sorry I am late to this thread!


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTIN!!!!!!!

    Hope you had a GREAT day!

    Your "Neighbor" in SD
    Carrie