My father is now 88 years old and is and always has been a hard working man. He has been retired for many years now but he still works very hard. Look at that photo above...those are green beans that he grew in his own garden and he has picked them and strung them up to dry. They are called leather britches. I believe that this was done in the days before it was economically feasible to use glass jars to preserve vegetables. (My Dad just did it to see if he still could, I suppose, and also to show us and his grandkids what they are like.)
And yes, my Dad is amazing!
Speaking of glass jars, he canned over 500 jars this summer...yes, that 500 figure is correct!
(And you know, my Daddy shares some of that homegrown food with me!)
Thanks, Dale & Ellen!
|Steve -my niece's fiancé, Kyle-my nephew, Daddy, Christopher, my son, and Dale, my brother...showing off their beards! (Brother Scott missed the photo.)|
I think Christopher wins for best beard! Don't you?
Thanksgiving was brilliant! Only thing, my sister in law, Ellen, asked me to say the blessing, the prayer before our Thanksgiving meal. It was only short but I became choked with emotion and almost started crying. You know me, it was from the heart! I am thankful for everything.
P.S. I somehow got the photo of my son and my Dad on here twice, but I think I will leave it. I love them so much and perhaps it was meant to be here twice to show you that!