Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Garden Celebration and Boys
Besides keeping bees, I am the Coordinator of the Community Garden. This garden operates on donations and volunteers only. Part of my job is to get them. The produce goes to local organizations that feed the less fortunate.
At the end of the season we have a Harvest Celebration. We had this celebration last Wednesday. My Shug even came this year. On my insistence. I wanted him to see what a big deal this celebration is,
at least it is to me. Several people help me get everything ready for the celebration, from year-end totals of produce delivered, handouts, flower arrangements for tables, setting up the tables and chairs, setting up the computer to display the pics I've taken throughout the season, etc. It's also a catered event, and I have to speak. When I have to speak on something, I don't usually get nervous if I know the subject. And I do know this subject. But it does take me a long time to prepare what I'm going to say. Hours. And more hours. And for those that know me, they know I'm telling the truth when I say I usually have to remove words from my speech. I never seem to lack or something to say!
And the people started arriving to eat...and listen. It's always a very good thing. Everyone leaves feeling glad that they were a part of this garden.
And this...well this is Vinh's older brother, Teng. As you can see, they don't need a "babysitter" or "childcare." What they need is transportation. Right now I live five minutes from their school, but when we move it will be at least 20 minutes. Too far really to run back and forth. BUT - there's always a but - I have watched them part-time since they were one and three years old, and full-time since they were three and five. So, they are a part of my life. They are very busy, especially in the summer. Summer band, soccer, golf lessons, engineering schools, boy scouts, etc.
Truth is...people that have volunteered in the Community Garden have watched them grow up!
More tomorrow....I am going somewhere with these posts....stay tuned...