The Grapevine: Joy in Home-Grown Tomatoes, Basil

By Rosalyn Queen on August 12, 2021 from The Grapevine via Connect-Bridgeport.com

The weatherman is certainly giving us a variety of weather.  I must confess I am enjoying it all.  A few hot days in the high 80s, a few warm days with a nice breeze and some days with rain.  I will confess that I have not had my air conditioner on yet and I sleep very well with the ceiling fan on occasionally.
 
Most of my readers know how much I enjoy having a little garden on my back patio.  I wanted to share a picture with you of my tomato plant.  It was a gift from my sister and brother-in-law. They got a nice vegetable garden from one of the local high schools.  Every couple of evenings you can catch me sitting on my porch enjoying my grape tomatoes.  There is nothing better than a tomato salad with a little basil that is also growing on my porch. It is almost unbelievable how little it takes to make you happy as you get older.
 
The YPWA sponsored a Veterans breakfast at the Center last Saturday.  A. Lovely breakfast was served, and each veteran received a bag with many gifts in it.  These young ladies are to be commended for the service they provide for our community.  I feel that our future will be solid with them as our leaders.
 
Last week was a good one for me.  I enjoyed separate dinners with Laura Goff Davis and granddaughters Miranda Lang, Addison Ammons and my daughter, Lisa. I also had lunch with Mary Childers and with Rosemary Maschio.  Well, I know your next question, and the answer is I refuse to get on the scale.
 
Soon the YWPA will be celebrating their 100th birthday.  It is being planned for Friday, Sept. 17 at noon at the Uptown Event Center.  We have been able to schedule Secretary of State, Mac Warner, as our keynote speaker.  We will announce plans as they are finalized.
 
I also spent an afternoon in our pool with McKenna and Dominick Robey and my sister Cathy.  I know many of you are enjoying the water, both swimming and boating.
 
I encourage you to support the Farmers Markets.  These are our neighbors who want to sell their local produce.
 
It will not be long before the kids will be back in school.  You have a little time to get those activities in that you planned last winter.
 
Enjoy summer, be safe and take care and until next week “Now You Have Heard It Through The Grapevine.”


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