Ianwater, most of his gardening is edibles! There are a few flowers in it but he keeps us eating well. This year’s unusual endeavor is some watermelon that are supposed to get to be up to 200 pounds. Only one plant has survived and it has just one watermelon . . . but if it really grows, we’ll have enough for the whole neighborhood! We live in the woods so his largest garden is in a field we own a couple of miles away. He derives much joy from being able to give away the produce.

Klaus, I’m anxiously awaiting this year’s gladiolas. We always have fresh glads on the table and he takes many arrangements to our elderly friends in the local nursing home where he now preaches on Sundays. I’ve been praying for you and even though I can’t possibly know the depth of your pain, God does and He cares. Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin