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« Reply #315 on: June 01, 2021, 02:49:16 AM »

Nice looking garden,,,,,sal would be proud,,,,,,,,, Grin
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« Reply #316 on: June 01, 2021, 03:35:42 AM »

Yes he would! Grin
I also buy plants Cathy. Sal will always be in my memory when they are planted.


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« Reply #317 on: June 02, 2021, 06:54:07 PM »

I missed seeing this somehow.  Hi Mrs. C.  I bought some plants too and planted them a couple of weeks ago.  Put cages around them and have been watering them every couple of days.  They finally established and are starting to grow.

I will likely be moved before they ripen but wanted the new homeowners to enjoy them,  along with the grapes, figs and apples.

Thanks for touching base.  We all wonder what you are up to.
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« Reply #318 on: June 06, 2021, 03:32:52 PM »

Oh, I love seeing and hearing about everyone's gardens! Thank you all, so much, for the continued support, kind words and good wishes!

I do find it comforting to spend time tending to this little one, that I created. I feel Sal's presence (and a little bit of constructive criticism...once I thought I heard him chuckle at my attempts to drive a stake into dirt that was harder than cement  Grin) and I am certain that he would never want to see that garden empty!

I did want to share a story that I thought the fine folks on this site would appreciate. I hope you don't mind!

So, when Sal and I left for the hospital, way back on August 9, 2020, there was not even one single thought about the fact that it would be the last time he would be in his loving home. Not one! I was taking him to the hospital because he was running a temperature above the number that we lived by, while he was in chemotherapy treatment. We had to do this, twice prior, and so although I was concerned (by that time I had spent a year of nothing but concern, since his diagnosis) I wasn't super worried that this would materialize into anything more critical.

Anyway, packages started to arrive at the house and so I told Sal that I was just moving them to a location (far from Maggie's reach) for when he came  home. After a few weeks, I bought the largest covered container that Costco sells, and started putting the packages in there. I figured it would be easy for Sal to have everything in one place, when he was ready. Needless to say, the container filled and then it just sat, like so many other things (and heartbroken people) in this house, waiting.

So, I have not had the emotional strength (or time) to open that container to inspect what might be in there. Honestly, I haven't taken any of the stuff from Sal's hospital room out of my car yet. I suppose it's just easier to NOT feel the finality of some things, so I have just left them, for the time being. A few days ago, I was cleaning the back room and I decided to lift the lid of the container and I took out just the smallest package, from the top. I opened it and, what did I find? A headgear tool that provides the user the ability to magnify at multiple strengths, provides 2 lights for the work at hand and, since it goes around the head, provides a hands-free experience! All the best for him to work on fishing reels, unencumbered! I just stood there, closed my eyes, and pictured him sitting in his workspace, headgear in place, doing what he loved most! I am not sure how long I stood there. I couldn't open any more but I was comforted, ever so slightly, by the thought that my husband lived every day with hope!

I hope that you all have a really wonderful summertime. It's quite hot in the Philly area, this weekend! Sal would have said that the tomato plants will be happy today!

All my very best,
Cathy (and family)
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« Reply #319 on: June 06, 2021, 11:08:52 PM »

Thanks Cathy, I may have the same head gear or very similar, Pat & I hope your garden is successful, we are wishing you good health, and stay safe from the covid, by the way it is winter in Australia, over the West here, we dont get many days under 12 C cheers Pat & Don.
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« Reply #320 on: June 06, 2021, 11:31:15 PM »

Thanks for bringing Sal back for just a moment for us, Cathy. He lives in our hearts and minds, like Tom says, " We think of him daily." 
I, too, can picture him at his work station with the head gear on working on one of his favorite Penn reels or doing some R&D for A.C. and the rest of us.
My best to  you, the family, and those tomato plants;)
Stay well, Cathy
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« Reply #321 on: June 08, 2021, 02:20:43 PM »

Great Story Cathy! Grin
He was a Great Man. There won't be a Reel I touch without thinking of Him.
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« Reply #322 on: June 08, 2021, 08:25:56 PM »

Thanks Cathy.
As Dom said, appreciate you bringing Sal back to us for just a moment.
Best wishes to all the Ciarlantes.
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