- Feb 4, 2016
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- NW Vermont
Thank you Bruce, that was a nice way to look at it.Oh but you aren't paid to "garden" you are paid to "landscape". Big difference between growing annual veg and landscaping.
My Daddy was a sharecropper's son. His father kept taking him out of school to work the fields and he finally quit in 7th grade. His father had him working in the fields with gangs of men, chopping cotton for 50 cents a day when he as only 10 years old. We had fans and an attic fan when I was a kid. I think i was in 5th grade when my parents got a window unit-for their room. LOLYeh, I grew up without AC...didn't have it til '69, and it was a window unit.....all in the south....the skeeters dancing in your ears at nite, cause the window had to be open....and when ya wake up in the mornin' ya had to "peel" the sheet off ya from the humidity and sweat....ya had to use it to cover up with to try and keep the skeeter bites down to a minimum.....we only had window fans back then...and it is like Mom use to say....if ya don't know any different it was "normal"....well, I would absolutely HATE to revisit those times and "endure" it once again.... .....another thing Mom said was "the Good ole days" wasn't that Good, son....she was raised during the depression days in a "share cropper" family....