Ms. Tina, husband Mr. Fix-it, and son Jimmy drove north to visit family in Maine. Ms. Tina's route was going to take her within a 45 minute drive of my place, and even closer to Ms. Cindy's. Unfortunately, we weren't able to spend time in either my or Ms. Cindy's garden, but that didn't prevent us from forming a special bond that will last a lifetime.
We all met at Bob Evans, a popular restaurant just off I-79, and a convenient stopping point for Ms. Tina and her family. I have a better photo (see below) of John, but in this one, clockwise from the left: Handsome hands of John, Darlin little Lillian who was such an angel the entire time; Pretty Ms. Cindy; handsome young Jimmy; handsome old...er...sorry...handsome young Mr. Fix-it; and Pretty Ms. Tina.
Here's a better picture of John. I think he's showing Ms. Tina the proper grip for holding pruning shears.
I wish we would've had more time, but with Ms. Tina and family still having to drive further north, we had to cut short a most memorable visit.
That's Mr. Fix-it, Ms. Tina and Sir Jimmy behind me in their family pick-up, as we merge onto I-79. I only had to drive about 45 miles before my exit; I think they had another 500 to go before theirs.
We passed along a few plants, heirlooms perhaps, that will be planted in each of our gardens. And these will take root, establishing themselves in our gardens, and in turn, allowing each of us to be established in each other's hearts as well.
God bless you and your family Ms. Tina, and you and yours Ms. Cindy. I know we'll meet again soon.