We lost two parents in the last 10 months.My father died at 85 in August . Pop was a WW2 naval veteran. He was on two different ships that were sunk . Both were LST's . One went down at North Africa, the other at Anzio. He led a fairly tortured life to the end dying of complications from dementia.
We moved in with and started taking care care for my wife's mother 4 years ago. That's when we started gardening. She was 90 when she died at home in March.
Over 3 gardening seasons she shelled every pea, snapped every bean and skinned the corn. She and my wife loaded up two freezers each year. It fed us most of the following year. I found it much more difficult to deal with losing the parent we lived with.
She was old school, shy and rarely spoke. She rarely addressed me directly. She would ask my wife "does Charlie want fried okra tonight?" Charlie would say "he does". It was a weird 4 years. She is missed. My wife is getting by but we were so intertwined, it will take a while to become normal again.
I'm not sure why I wrote this here but uncertainty never stopped me from doing anything before so..
Thanks for listening. I have been lurking. I will lurk less and poke more fun in the future.
We are having a bumper crop year but geezerfication is taking it's toll along with the 95 degree days of SC. Pictures to follow eventually.