Planting a Victory Garden seems apropos

Projects, long drives, help pass the time during the shelter-at-home regulations.

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April 3, 2020 - 2:37 PM

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While waiting for a return to normalcy, I’m reminded of when I was young and spent much of my time at home, mainly because there wasn’t much else for a young kid to do in the late 1940s and early 1950s in Humboldt.

I had friends and we often played, but there’s a limit to that when summer temperatures heat up. In the summer of 1954, temperatures often soared past the century mark.

I could give the exact figures if I were at the office. Instead, I’m sequestered at home with wife Beverly, our little dog Angus, and Butterscotch, the cat. Butterscotch spends most of her time curled in various contorted positions asleep until she hears the dinner bell — the refrigerator door opening. 

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