Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Detour Ahead

Last year, my dad planted a small tomato garden at the residential center he and my mom had moved to back that previous December. After he died, my mom all but ignored the plants since she didn't like tomatoes as much as my dad did. In October, I pulled out what was left of the tomato plants after the weather turned cold.
This Spring, the tomatoes came back again from the seeds of last year's leftovers. My mom still won't mess with them, but the residential center has been kind enough to mulch the plants and water them twice a week.
So what happens to all the tomatoes? My mom gives them to the maintenance man who keeps them watered.

Leave it to my dad to not push up daisies, but to push up tomatoes.

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