Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Mother's Day, and More
I spent Mother's Day with my Mother, my brother and his wife, and my sister Laurie, and some of her family at her home near Winlock, WA. My brother-in-law Arn did all of the cooking! Quite impressive! Later in the day we took Mom back to her home in Molalla, OR. We stayed over night with her, and in the morning we set out the pots of geraniums we had raised for her in our green house. Then we went shopping for petunias and Tom and I got those planted out for her. I took my little lap top, and surprisingly enough, I got an Internet connection while sitting at her dining room table, so I showed her what email and my blog looked like. I even Googled the name of a flower for her. She has poor eyesight, so I don't know how much she got out of it, but at least she had the opportunity to see what I'm always talking about. She finds it incomprehensible. But then even though we know how to use it, most of us have no idea how it works either, do we? On the way back home Monday afternoon, Tom and I stopped at the Hulda Klager Lilac Garden. This was the private garden of a lady who, late in life, began to propagate lilacs, and developed many different varieties. Her home is located in Woodland, WA. After her death in 1960, the garden was rescued form development by a local garden club. Over the years the garden and the house have been restored, until now it is a place of great beauty once again.