Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Remembering My Late Daddy With Fond Memories Of His Tomato Garden


This morning I was working out in my organic garden staking my tomato plants. It prompted me to think back and remember how I used to help my own father with his vegetable patch back in the 1960s. In fact, when I was a little girl I "helped" my dad by weeding his garden...turned out I'd pulled up all the tomato plants he had transplanted earlier that day! Luckily my Daddy forgave me. As I grew up, I have many fond memories of working beside him to tend his precious tomato plants and harvesting the ripe red fruit.

My Daddy & us kids (Janis in Green Suit),
Even now as a mom with a husband and children of my own, it's overpowering. If there's one thing that brings back the memory of my Daddy more than anything else: it's the strong scent of the tomato plant leaves that remains on your hands after working with them. Those of you who also grow vegetables will know that familiar smell I'm talking about.

Tomato Plant & Cherry Tomatoes,
My father passed away years ago -- and not a day goes by when I don't miss him. Yet, today I also am able to reap some joy prompted by that familiar tomato vine fragrance, remembering and honoring my beloved Dad through sharing in a hobby that I know he also loved.

Each of has a father now or had one who is now in heaven and today's the perfect day to show how much he has enhanced your life. What special memories do you have of your own Daddy? Please share by leaving a comment below this post.

Happy Father's Day

to Every Father

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