Oh, so that's why it's named the Garden State. Right, one of my college friends at Rutgers called a peach orchard home, and Hope's husband told us all about his grandfather, who proudly grew "ground fruits" each year: strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, cantaloupe again and then pumpkins.
Before that, we went to see my good cousin Lin and her mom, my Aunt Edith, who live in another part of South Jersey....Aunt E. is 90 and faced with rougher and rougher times that require more and more assistance. We got to see Lin's nice family, too--seeing all of them was a good thing.
From old to young....Aunt Edith in a new wheelchair, Punchy in new sneakers....one losing the power to communicate what she wants and needs, the other never having really had it in the first place, though we're trying to empower her and understand that.
- Had salad, unsweetened iced tea and applesauce with Lin [thanks, Lin], and Hope made spaghetti squash and salad.
- About to track Weight Watchers Points.