Saturday, August 8, 2009

We’ll See

Sunday Favorites

Thank you to Chari @ Happy to Design for another Sunday Favorites. This post was written during the spring before the hot weather effected everything.

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Dear Daughters,

I hope some day very, very soon you have the time and the space to dig in the dirt. It has become one of the great pleasures of my life. Today I planted tomato plants while country western music played on the radio.

I danced and dug.

I want to be able to say to a friend or neighbor, “Do you need any tomatoes?” I want to be able to make my all time favorite Mills meal of beans, cornbread, and sliced tomatoes.

This old time menu will have a little valley twist to it. We’ll have Dad’s frijoles a la charra instead.

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Mr. Segura, the gentleman who remodeled the little house, built me the box. He dropped it off one day as a surprise.

He calls me Maestra (teacher). I like that very, very much.

I wanted to ‘paint the barn’ , as your great-grandmother used to say, so I added this.

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This just may work out well.

We’ll see.

Remember when I used to say that to you when you were little ,and you asked if you could do something?100_0558

Have a wonderful week.

Love, Mom

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

LOL @ I danced and dug! That sounds like so much fun. I love to play in the dirt :)

Elizabethd said...

Lovely writing!

Bella Dreams said...

What a wonderful post! Dancing and digging sounds just right to me! Although, as you mentioned, the heat here has just about fried everything.

Chari said...

Mornin' Laura...

My friend...I loved this post that was written to your daughters! And...I love frijoles a la charra too! Mmmm...bet those tomatoes have made some great beans!!! That was so nice of your Mr. Segura...to make the box for you! It sure sounds like you had a wonderful time planting and dancing that day!!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us for Sunday Favorites!

Have a super Sunday, my friend!
Chari

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Our tomatoes are all coming in at once...I hope my kids someday will appreciate the art of vegetable gardening.
~Patti

KBeau said...

I hope your tomato plants have had a productive season, with lots of good eating.

Barbara said...

Laura, Since I have just recently found you and your blog, I have enjoyed this post for the very first time.

Thanks for sharing.

Have a Blessed Sunday

Cathy said...

Laura...another wonderful story!!! I love that you made this simple post into a delight for all of the senses!!!

I love playing in the dirt too!!! It was a lot more fun when we lived in California...less heat!!!

Happy Sunday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Lori E said...

Painting the barn. I get it. Very cute. Nothing tastes as good as what we grow for ourselves.

Marguerite said...

Lovely tomato garden and box. What a nice surprise that must have been. I always had a tomato garden when I lived in Maryland, where they grew like crazy in the sandy soil, near the beach. Love "the barn", too.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wonderful post. I love the part about dancing and digging. What a wonderful way to create a garden.

Christi

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a sweet post! I am sure those fledgling tomato plants are much bigger now -- Hope they're giving you an excellent crop for all your digging and dancing!

Cass

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