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National Gardening Week – first week of June

Eat Your Vegetables Day– June 7

“A diet rich in fruits and vegetables plays a role in reducing the risk of all the major causes of illness and death,” – Walter Willett

“Life begins the day you start a garden” Chinese proverb

“Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed, and you weed alone.”- Jean Jacques Rousseau

“Laundry piled high, dishes in the sink, bed isn’t made, but did you see the garden?” – Nature Hills Nursery

“Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the year; for gardening begins in January with the dream.” – Josephine Neuse

“We may think we are nurturing our garden, but, of, course, it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” – Jenny Uglow

“Last night we had three small zucchini for dinner that were grown within fifty feet of our back door. I estimate they cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $371.49 each.” – Andy Rooney

“Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.” –  Landscaping OKC

National Fruits and Vegetables Month (June) 

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” – Unknown

“Vegetables are the food of the earth, but fruits the taste of the heavens.” – Terry Guillemets

Hug Your Cat Day – June 4

“In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods. They have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett

“It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.” – Cynthia E. Varnado

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.” – Garrison Keillor

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” – James Herriot

Donut Day – June 5

“Donuts – an excuse to eat cake for breakfast.” – Unknown

“Fresh popcorn is near impossible to resist, second only to fresh doughnuts.” – Shannon Wiersbitzky

World Environment Day – June 6

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendall Berry

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.” – John Paul II

International Picnic Day – June 18

“People don’t want to go to the dump and have a picnic, they want to go out to a beautiful place and enjoy their day. And so, I think our job is to try to take the environment, take what the good Lord has given us, and expand upon it or enhance it, without destroying it.” – Jack Nicklaus (ed. – see quotes above)

“May we never stop loving the simple things like fishing, picnics, bonfires and romantic drives down a backroad.” –

Summer Begins – June 20

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” – Maud Hart Lovelace

“If summer had one defining scent, it would definitely be barbeque,” – Katie Lee

“Spring being a hard act to follow, God created June.” – Al Bernstein

“If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.” – Unknown

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen

Father’s Day – June 21

“It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.” – John Sinor

“If you ever want to torture my dad, tie him up and right in front of him, refold a map incorrectly.” – Cathy Ladman

“A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.” – Ben Sirach

“Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.” -Agatha Stephanie Lin

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me.” – Jim Valvano

Pandemic ponderings from a grandparent missing her grandkids

After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, “Who was THAT?”

My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, “Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?” I mentally polished my halo and I said, “No, how are we alike?” 

“You’re both old,” he replied.

A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, “Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today.” The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. “That’s interesting.” she said. “How do you make babies?” 

“It’s simple,” replied the girl. “You just change ‘y’ to ‘i’ and add ‘es’.”

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