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Planted the new plants I acquired yesterday, dotting the garden with splashes of color. Some went directly into the greenhouse, where they will be able to make it through the harsh winter.
Got to those apricots! Started with two batches today and more tomorrow. One batch of apricot jam and the other of apricot kiwi. Yum!
Also ate my first tomato, a red one that is. So amazing with lots of sea salt!
While we talked, I pulled out the brown leather case with its red lanyard lacing and showed it to the guard. He looked at it and said, "Hey, I'd know that anywhere. That's Mr. Goldstein's. He's always losing it."
"Who's Mr. Goldstein? " I asked
"He's one of the old-timers on the eighth floor. That's Mike Goldstein's wallet, for sure. He goes out for a walk quite often."
I thanked the guard and ran back to the director's office to tell him what the guard had said. He accompanied me to the eighth floor. I prayed that Mr. Goldstein would be up.
"I think he' s still in the dayroom," the nurse said, "he likes to read at night."
We went to the only room that had lights on, and there was a man reading a book. The director asked him if he had lost his wallet.
Michael Goldstein looked up, felt his back pocket, and then said, "Goodness, it is missing."
The second he saw it, he smiled with relief. "Yes," he said, "that's it. Must have dropped it this afternoon. I want to give you a reward."
Patriotic version: Cherry tomato, mozzarella ball and purple grape or blueberry :)
WHAT IN THE WORLD? OVER THE GARDEN FENCE
On today in American history, people in gardens everywhere were talking about:
1863 The Battle of Gettysberg begins
1898 Teddy Roosevelt leads the charge on San Juan Hill in the Spanish American war
1916 Dwight D. Eisenhower marries Mamie
1969 Prince Charles is invested as Prince of Wales and future heir to the throne of England
1979 The first Sony Walkman debuts
1984 The PG-13 rating debuts
1997 China regains control of Hong Kong
2005 The last Ford Thunderbird is produced
2012 Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes announce they are divorcing