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Friday, July 30, 2010

Tomatoes In My Life These Days


Well, it's like this. There is a long-distance truck driver who lives across the street. He takes products of Tennessee and surrounding states out to Arizona and California, and generally brings produce back.

His last trip, he brought tomatoes -- gorgeous field-ripened guys in plastic bags, about 8 or 10 to a bag, and he gave Ken about 14 bags. Well, this is farm country, but not everyone still has tomatoes -- ours have pretty much given out because of the HOT DRY weather! So Ken just started going to the people we know in the neighborhood and giving them away (after he put some in our fridge, of course). He had some to bring back home and has been fretting about using them up -- he hates to throw anything away.

A few minutes ago, we got home from Knoxville and there was a message on the answering machine -- one of the happy recipients wanted MORE so she could make spaghetti sauce. So EVERYBODY is now happy!


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