Daughter purchased a junior sized gardening set for grandest to work with me; planting flowers, pulling weeds is one of our fave pastimes. Out we went where she swaggered around asking what to pull before we planted. I explained the area where we live was once an onion field and the tall bright green stems sticking up needed to be yanked out. She pulled one and checked out the white bulb at the bottom. “Look Grans, this is the Daddy size onion.” We laughed and she got the hang of it racing from stem to stem, carried away by clumps, grunting hard ’til she got them up falling back on her butt where I pushed her to stand and go again.
Every moment was wonderful until a bee stung right through her little glove and all hell broke loose. Screaming, she ran in, grabbed a towel, wet it and waited for me to do something marvelous like put miracle cream and a band aid. Then whimpering, that’s both of us, she requested Mac and Cheese and a DVD to , in her words, “calm her down.”
No Time for Green Bananas
Celeste Hamlin, seventy-five year old widow, has a goal… conquer the six mountains in the Saranac Lake region before deciding what to do with the rest of her life. Sixty-two year old Professor Paul Harris, meets the dynamic Celeste, and recalls the last words his wife said before she passed. “Find another love and begin again.” Will they begin again?
She Didn’t Say No
Grace didn’t say no to the Big Man On Campus, Scott Dwyer. And then her life changed… Years later, a too-close encounter of an unpleasant kind with a skunk and Scott’s German Shepherd reunites the former lovers. What happens in between are their stories of beginnings and endings and love lost, then found.
Dr. D and the Dad
A trip over a mound of sand on the beach begins a journey for Diane O’Rourke and Tony Flannigan. She’s a pediatrician, a bit over weight; he has a foster care home with three children under his sheltering wing… and a dark secret. Can they overcome the past and make the future work for them? They might just find the initial trip was well worth it.
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