Daily Archives: July 3, 2015

Random Five Friday

Five randoms to begin the Fourth of July weekend:

1.)  Of my six uncles, only one was a “bonafide” farmer, but I think the other five all had gardens. So did my mom and probably all five of her sisters at one time or another.  Summertime visits to my grandmother’s, where the aunts and uncles gathered frequently, brought about talk of corn “tossling” (tassling) as well as ripening tomatoes. I seem to recall that if either of those things happened by the Fourth of July, that particular summer’s garden was deemed a success.

2.) Yesterday, I paid a visit of condolence to a dear friend who had lost her son-in-law.  My travels took me through some wonderful Virginia countryside, where I saw quite a bit of corn “tossling” in the fields.

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3.) You most likely recall my post about baby Guillermo/William from the Corolla Wild Horse herd. We had seen William when he was only three days old, then the following day learned that he had been rushed to a vet hospital in critical condition.  Since that post, William has greatly improved.  The GoFundMe page to help with his medical expenses has resulted in donations of over $22,000 to date, which has enabled him to get the best of care.  Baby William now has a surrogate mother named Pebbles.  This video warmed my heart when the Corolla folks shared it yesterday. To think little William once required CPR and oxygen….

4.)  My friend, Donna, spent last Friday night with us in order to take in the Olden Days festivities.  Sundae was her sleeping companion for much of the night (good thing Donna is a kitty lover).  Saturday afternoon, when I returned home from the festival, I found that, after we left home that morning, Sundae had apparently brought Donna a “gift”.  Sundae had deposited her favorite toy: a stuffed octopus just inside the doorway of the guest bedroom.

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5.) Our plans for the Fourth really aren’t in place yet, but our flags sure are.

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What are you planning for the holiday weekend?

 

~ These Days Of Mine~