My brother-in-law, Ralph died earlier this year with strength and dignity. I thank you so very much for accepting this lonely person and respecting my difference from the rest of the family. You made me stronger and showed me the meaning of unconditional love. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You will always be remembered with love and respect.
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Before the cool weather sets in, enjoy the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens by giving a Summer Harvest Tea Party. Plan your theme around the garden, invite friends and family. Don't make it a formal affair, but rather a way to celebrate everyone's gardens and share produce, flowers, seeds and advice.
Summer squash is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the yellow summer squash in particular. They should be harvested while still tender, when they have a "glossy" appearance and are still small. You will most likely need to harvest daily once they start to appear.