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- WHAT IN THE WORLD? OVER THE FENCE
|A restaurant with food so terrible, the employees have to wash their hands BEFORE using the bathroom @leemanish|
Foxglove is an old English name, derived from the belief that foxes slipped their feet into the leaves of the plant to sneak up on prey.
Should be picking apples today but too tired to attack that huge task! Plus, have the counter full of buckets of apricots, so no room.
GARDEN READ~LETTER IN THE WALLET
by Arnold Fine, The Jewish Press 1985
It was a freezing day, a few years ago, when I stumbled on a wallet in the street. There was no identification inside. Just three dollars and a crumpled letter that looked as if it had been carried around for years.
The only thing legible on the torn envelope was the return address. I opened the letter and saw that it had been written in 1924-almost 60 years ago. I read it carefully, hoping to find some clue to the identity of the wallet's owner.
It was a "Dear John" letter. The writer, in a delicate script, told the recipient, whose name was Michael, that her mother forbade her to see him again. Nevertheless, she would always love him. It was signed Hannah.
It was a beautiful letter. But there was no way, beyond the name Michael, to identify the owner. So I called information to see if the operator could help.
"Operator, this is an unusual request. I'm trying to find the owner of a wallet I found. Is there any way you could tell me the phone number from an address that was on a letter in the wallet?
The operator gave me her supervisor, who said there was a phone listed at the address but that she could not give me that number. However, she would call and explain the situation; Then, if the party wanted to talk, she would connect me. I waited a minute and she came back on the line. " I have a woman who will speak with you"...
Tune in tomorrow for the next installation!
WHAT IN THE WORLD? OVER THE GARDEN FENCE
On today in American history, people in gardens everywhere were talking about:
1836 Former President James Madison dies
1894 First Labor Day held for federal employees only
1919 Harry S. Truman marries Bess Wallace
1953 First Corvette assembled in Flint, Michigan
1992 Two big earthquakes rock California ( Landers and Big Bear)
1997 Boxer Mike Tyson bites the ear of his opponent Evander Holyfield
2012 Google unveils its new small tablet, the Nexus 7