THE LADY WITH THE BUN-COSMO-THE MOURNING DOVES

17 08 2016

GREETINGS

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Finally cooler weather with less humidity.  Even a cool breeze this morning.  Yesterday was dreadful at the Farmers Market with high humidity and rain.  We still need rain but not the down pours a gentle rain for a few days would fill the coffers.

THE LADY WITH THE BUN

I usually take the back road to Greenfield.  It use to be dirt but now its paved.  On the way into town I always passed this white house with a woman with her hair in a bun. She was always busy in her garden or sitting in her lawn chair.  She would often put things out for sale on a little table.  Bouquets of flowers  from her gardens, raspberries, chestnuts grapes and antique glassware.  I never knew her name but would often stop and we would chat.

Passing her house lately I have had an odd feeling.  I haven’t seen her out  for some time.  On the way home from the Farmers Market I saw a huge green dumpster in her driveway.  In it was her beautiful furniture and all her things almost tumbling out.  A great sadness came over me although I never got to know this woman she became part of my life.  I always looked for her on my way by..  I imagine she has passed on and this made me think of all the people who have come and gone in my life.  I appreciate them for all the gifts and lessons I have learned from them.  

I also felt sad that all her positions were headed for a land fill instead of given to a charity.  This has happened with my Grandmother’s things.  All were thrown in a dumpster  and tossed  without a thought to my Mother who lived far away.  By the time she got there it was gone and I remember her tears.

So to the woman with the bun I thank you for showing the passers-by endurance, kindness and hard work.  You will be remembered.

COSMO

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Cosmo had a doctors visit yesterday.  He has been having problems with one of his legs.  It usually happens with attempts to jump on or off the bed.  The first time it happened he recovered but happening again I wondered if he had something wrong with his leg.   I really didn’t know how I was going to get him in the carrier and down the stairs but it wasn’t as hard as I had thought.  He weights 15.1 pounds and is a hefty cat.  He also has a small lump near where his eye was taken out.  That was worrisome too.  He had an x-ray and pain meds were given..  He had a pedicure and will return in 6 weeks for a repeat x-ray to see how it is progressing.  No brakes so that is a relief.  He is now on a bone supplement which will help him and I will no longer succumb to his pleas  for a 3rd or 4th Fancy feast.

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THE MOURNING DOVES

I am happy to say their are now flying higher with confidence.  But they still remain close to their nesting spot and are still occasionally under the watchful eye of their parents.

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SOME PICTURES FROM THE GARDEN

The pumpkins are forming in the most interesting places.  I wish I had grown more of them but there is always next year.

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Many thanks for reading my blog on this day with cool breezes.  It will take this cement house a few days to cool down.   Carole

 


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4 responses

18 08 2016
Eliza Waters

A sad story about the lady with the bun. It is a reminder that we all touch each other’s lives in unexpected ways. It’s a pity that her things were just discarded, I think our society is too quick to throw things out instead of repurposing them.
The temperatures are supposed to start heading down next week, fall is not too far away. Hope Cosmo is feeling better.

22 08 2016
wspines

Eliza
You are so right we tough so many people lives in so many different ways. Today there was a breeze for a while not its sticky now. It will take some time to cool the house down.
Cosmo is better and in checking with his former owner he is older than I had thought. He has had leg issues before so maybe its just arthritis. Carole

21 08 2016
Kay G.

It is very sad to think of the lady with the bun, all of her things just thrown away. I like very much that you have remembered her here.
The kitty looks very well loved and I am sure looking forward to the next Fancy Feast!
You have birds to enjoy and future pumpkins, that is always good!

22 08 2016
wspines

Kay
It saddens me to think of her precious stuff being thrown away especially when someone else could use it
Cosmo seems to be better although still limping some. I did find out that he is older than I thought so it just could be arthritis.
Life is good.

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