The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

Black Granite and Deep Purple

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Couldn’t do my usual walk Friday morning – the old big toe was swollen. Dropped a can of peas on it quite sometime ago and it really got swollen and bruised. I guess you would to, if someone dropped a can of peas on you!! Anyway, it’s been pretty good of late, except for now. Can’t remember what I did to aggravate it, but now I can hardly bend the old thing. Thinking maybe I broke some of those teeny, tiny little bones in there and they’re not quited healed?? 

Nat and I decided to take a drive up to the cemetery a couple of days back to check on Mom and Dad’s grave site. Haven’t been there since we got back from Florida. For that matter, since last Fall. So it was time to do some weeding and clean off the head stone. Don’t get me wrong, I love birds, but when it comes to black granite there seems to be some sort of attraction there. So we always give the head stone a good wash whenever we visit. Can’t thank Nat enough for helping me with this. But then again, I married the best!!

Then yesterday we bought some beautiful Geraniums – deep purple and dark pink ones – to plant around the grave site. Should look wonderful against the black granite. Will take a drive up there this afternoon to get them planted. It’s turning out to be the perfect day for it. When it’s good, it’s very, very good!!

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Author: Twila

Born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada, with 5 sisters and a brother. Now retired, my husband and I travel, play golf and am slowly renovating our new (old) home. After my kidney transplant in 1999, we've learned to enjoy life to the fullest. Nat and I have driven across Canada, taken an Alaskan cruise and drove home via the Northern United States. We've also been to Mexico, the Caribbean, the East Coast of Canada and Cape Breton. We've done the "Snowbird" thing, having lived in Destin, Florida for a couple of months of the year. In 2007 we changed our travel plans in order to move into and renovate our new "old" home, but hope to someday get back on the road again. We also love returning to Scotland (Nat's origin of birth) to visit his family and tour the Highlands and surrounding Isles.

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