The 'Hole' Story:  (2010)  by Mary

Larry was off work for four weeks after his appendectomy because his job required him to lift more than the fifteen pound restriction while healing. The weekend he was released we went to the farm and planted the four nut trees and three grapevines which had arrived. Todd had previously dug the holes, but it still took a while to fill them. That weekend was also one of two we remember as having such high winds, it made our work miserable. 

Instead of going back to work after the weekend as scheduled, Larry visited the doctor again as he had pain in a different place. An old hernia needed surgery. Altogether, he stayed home for two and a half months. I asked him if he had retired and not told me.  

Larry didn't feel guilty using that much sick leave. He said, "That is what it's for." Once he had gone seven and a half years without taking any.

Now you know the whole story!                                                                                                                                          

A big hole.

Our fruit trees would bear soon, but it takes nut trees a few years.

A little nut tree.

 "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in."  Greek Proverb

The dirt road

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