We have been away for three days, carrying out the memorial service for my step-father Don in the area where he lived …. plus continuing the big job of packing up the house and preparing it for sale. The memorial service was brilliant: Our dvd slideshow and music (thanks to our son Toby) set a cheery tone, the speakers were excellent, it was funny, moving and serious, and apparently greatly enjoyed by his friends and neighbours, and people from the many areas of his expertise, such as bowling, gym, Probus and the 7th Division Cavalry Association. Clearing out the house reminded us of abundance, and also that Don had served as a Quarter-Master, there was plenty of everything that might be needed, even though he was 92 years old.
When we arrived home this morning we went straight out to the garden to see how it survived the heat …. and to pick the produce! For the first time we have summer peas, perhaps due to the unseasonable cool weather in December. There are beets and carrots, and all kinds of greens, but this is what we picked; kilos of beans from the Purple King and Blue Lake climbing beans, a few zucchinis and button squash, tomatoes and cucumber, and a bowl of strawberries. Next we moved on to the fruit trees.
Now to find a few friends we can share our abundance with!