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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Here I am, sitting at this old overworked Compaq computer again. I just got back from our garden plot at the homestead property. I was searching out new growth other than little weed starts and more. This old girl was hoping to shake off the lackadaisical feeling that I have been experiencing lately. Folks, everything is slow cooking at both places on this beautiful well-lit June afternoon, including me.

Last week, the doctor deemed it necessary to change the dosage of the thyroid medicine, a mix of two strengths that I had taken since I was in my 40s, using the profile to make that decision. At the time of the move , I was feeling great, killing snakes around here, so to speak.

This week, I feel like I've been run over with a truck, aches, and pains galore and lost sleep. Forgive me if my thinking cap comes off a little crooked. I suppose this is an adjustment period. My levels will be tested again in five weeks, if not sooner.

The grass is growing at breakneck speed. A tree root twisted up a blade on my lawn tractor. Lucky for me I was looking toward the checkered flag and nearing home stretch and when it happened. Tomorrow, Paul will fix me up so that I can saddle up and drive the workhorse through the tough spots again. I must admit, he was nice about it.

Strawberries are now being picked at Tucker Farms, at 4100 S County Road 50 E., at Clay City. Tristand is still at Purdue attending graduate school. Annessa Rentschler will again be taking care of the delicious strawberries other offerings.

The Tuckers can be contacted at 812-939-2748, or Tristand's cell is 812-201-8796 or the field/ stand during operating hours of Monday-Saturday 9a.m.-5 p.m. 812-691-4049.

The also will have sweet corn, pumpkins, honey and red raspberries available during the course of summer.

Today, my longtime friends, Ed, and Virginia Lamb Shultz celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Traditions.

Their wedding vows were renewed at 2:00. Fifty years ago the couple were married June 1, 1958, at 2 p.m., at the First Methodist Church, in Brazil. They have two children: Charles Ed and Beth and they both have two children, ranging in age from 19 to 3. Virginia and Ed have lived on Pinckley Street in Hadleytown since 1966. They attend Christ Community Church where Virginia teaches pre- school children and is involved with other projects.

Both are retired and enjoy each day of their beautiful union and most of all the happiness that comes with undying love and devotion.

I regret that I could not be with you on Sunday. I feel that God was smiling too.

Sandra Lynch Gallardo and I send our condolences to the family of Patrick Joseph Knierim. Pat was a classmate of my sister. Mrs. Knierim mentored my granddaughters, the Cory sisters, at Sugar Grove Elementary in Terre Haute.

Thanks to those folks who called me this past week.

I can be reached at 446-4852 or drop me a line to 613 North Elm St., Brazil, 47834, or by e-mail at pmlsartor@aol.com.