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Young love makes the day bright

August 14, 2020

As my husband, dog and I sat under our shade tree on the front lawn, Tuesday, Aug. 4, my neighbor Vanessa and her “boyfriend” Matt pulled up. When Vanessa got out of the car, she was wearing a pretty ivory sundress and carrying a bouquet of flowers. When Matt got out, he looked awfully spiffy in a suit. He usually is seen in shorts.

A big smile came to me as I thought something was up. Thanks to Robert blurting out the inevitable question, “Did you get married?” I found the answer. Congratulations to Vanessa Aceves and Matt Crowley. Hopefully we will toast soon with a margarita under the tent outside of the Mexican restaurant down Pulaski.

I would also like to say thank you to them both. They made my day, if not even my week. I really needed to see a bride and groom being happy and in love during these times.

I would also like to say thank you to Frank Marszalik for the lovely letter. He is the father of my St. Turibius classmate, Diane. I do see Diane on Facebook, along with many of our classmates from 1974.

There has been a series of garage burglaries in Garfield Ridge, and that area isn’t too far away. The police have offered some common sense advice to follow. Keep your property well lit. Keep doors and windows secured. Repair broken windows. Keep watch over your neighbor’s home and likewise your neighbors can keep watch over your home. Always report suspicious activity immediately.

More items are flourishing in our gardens, and those would be peppers. Sr. Mary Beth from St. Turibius Parish made stuffed peppers out of her sweet peppers. The convent’s garden is beautiful. In addition to sweet peppers, our garden also has serrano peppers. A serrano pepper is notably hotter than the jalape–o. That was proven when I made fajitas with the sweet peppers and decided to add a few serranos. It was quite the bite, but an addition of sour cream helps cool the heat down.

If you don’t have a garden, remember to visit the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market on Wednesdays between 3 and 7 p.m. There you can purchase fresh produce, honey and bakery, to name just a few things. The market is held in the parking lot of Mayfield Banquets, 6072 S. Archer.

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