Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Happy Child

We made a child happy today. Our great nephew Jordan helped me plant some watermelon back in early summer before the rains came.
He's been coming over ever few days to get a first-hand update on the progress of the crop. When the melons first appeared, he wanted to pick them then and took the skills of a seasoned diplomat to convince him to let them stay on the vine.
When school started back, his visits were less frequent so we called his mom this morning to tell her that one of the melons was ready to pick. We told her to come later in the morning after we'd finished our coffee.
A few moments after Jilda hung up the phone, it jangled to life. "Can he come to get the watermelon NOW," his mom said with a little exasperation.
Soon I could hear him running through the yard and up onto the front porch. We walked to the garden in our house shoes.
They called a little later to tell us the melon was scrumptious. He was a happy child.


  1. Awww, that is really sweet! :)

  2. What a beautiful boy that child is :-)

  3. Awwwwww Jordan is adorable!! And his first (of many!!!) melons - how exciting for him and how lovely for us to witness! Thank you!

    Take care

  4. this post brought me a lot of good memories with my late father. weekends at the farm...



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