Small backyard garden still producing big taste
Last week was my first visit with my new dermatologist. He surgically removed a skin cancer from the temple area of my face and treated a pre-cancerous lesion on the top of my nose. Moving on, this writer has been busy. We’ve had a little rest from lawn care.
There hasn’t been much rain this month. Our small backyard garden did well and is still producing to date. Especially, our tomatoes are picture perfect, some brought in every day now. Yesterday, I made a beautiful sauce for my spaghetti dinner and more than enough. If this old cook had not known the difference; I would have thought someone else made that smooth spicy sauce loaded with garden goodness. Who said it couldn’t happen in this tiny space?
After I tidied up the kitchen, it was off to this spacious garage. Since Paul’s medical problems we no longer have use for a car. We decided to repurpose that space into a dining room for our family and friends. Thanks to Paul and the help of Menards, we are almost ready to hang the ‘Mary’s Diner’ sign over the inside of the door and load the jukebox with old-time music. I would insert some tapes of my personal poetry readings in there, but that might make our gang decline the invitations.
I will offer good feeds and a diverse menu. We have a lovely small dining inside the house, however; there is a lot of us. Who knew 60 years ago that all of the doubt, fire, fight and concern expressed fro family and friends about the spur-of -the moment elopement in 1957 was unnecessary. We haven’t killed each other yet.
We are on the sauce since yesterday. Yes, we do have that on our plate and milk in our glasses. We are the parents of three children, Starla Sartor May, Lori Sartor Patrick and Paul Sartor Jr. (deceased). We have nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, wonderful son-in-laws and the spouses of our grandchildren, all of whom we hold dear.
Paul is feeling better! With God watching over us we are extremely thankful for every moment of everyday and we are doing fine. And, it will be even finer when Mary opens her diner! Tootie has been ‘itching’ to be a part of the future gatherings, and, maybe that is not what keeps the paws busy; her allergies have resurfaced.
Now I must go and check on the kids on the couch.
I can be reached by phone at 1-317-286 -7352 or drop me a line at 649 South Grant St., Brownsburg, IN, 46112.