My father passed away on June 2, 2002. I am trying to cope with his death but it is very hard. I always remember what he said to me about 4 months ago and it helps me. He said:
"Jen, I want to let you know when I die and go to heaven I will always be watching over you and when you need me just call my name and look at the sky and I will be smiling down on you."
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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.