I got sh-t for my birthday

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My girl friends from The Point celebrate each and every birthday, and revel in the fact that we are still alive after all these years.

We give each other totally useless, but wonderful things.

I announced in April that the only thing I wanted this year was a bag of cow manure for my garden.

I even told them they could get it at Fred’s for $2.50.  That’s about 63 cents a piece.  (Think that’s too much?)

Low and behold I got three bags of cow manure this weekend. I was as happy a dog with two tails.

Marie brought me a Jerusalem cross from her trip to Israel which I will notate in my will that each of my friends will be able to wear for one quarter each year.

Friends are wonderful, but there’s nothing like friends you’ve had since grammar school when you had no social skills or a clue how to build a relationship.

They are the  ones that will be with you forever.

5 thoughts on “I got sh-t for my birthday

  1. Emily—I agree on the value of Black Kow—–along with cotton seed meal, that is about all I use. I can’t think of a better birthday present (at this age)!

    Shirley D.

  2. Emily, I share your enthusiasm for old friends. I too have a “crowd” of women with whom I began kindergartin. Sadly two have died, but the other six continue to keep in touch and see each other as often as possible. There is nothing like this bond. Glad you have it too!
    Love to one of my dear “new” friends….
    Shirley Carley

  3. Emily—-I get cotton seed meal at the Co-op, and one of the best things about it is that it attracts the earth worms who work the soil for you.

    Shirley D.

    (can’t believe only your “Shirley” friends are writing)

  4. I also read that cardboard attracts earth worms….so I’ve taken to placing flattened cardboard boxes in the bottom of new beds and topping with good garden soil. It also helps keep weeds in check. But I bet you already knew that, Shirley.

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