The Summer of Stolen Tomatoes: Now I'm craving a tomato sandwich!

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The Summer of Stolen Tomatoes

By Sharon
June 20, 2012

They were only little tomato plants, each no more than two or three inches tall. I carefully dug two of them from the family garden and transplanted them to my own private garden hidden behind the playhouse. After all, who would ever miss two little tomato plants?

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 3, 2012 10:57 AM CST
I missed this article when it was first published last summer but I'm so glad to find it again under "Random Ideas" on the home page. Sharon, you have a way of writing that just makes me smile! If I had some home grown heirloom "maters" I'd surely be eating them right now. Smiling

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Sharon
Nov 3, 2012 11:11 AM CST
Hi Lin!

That was a fun article to write, I'm glad you found it.
Nothing like home grown heirloom tomatoes! Makes me hungry just thinking about them.
Thanks.
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Chillybean
Sep 18, 2015 10:42 AM CST
We are in the middle of matey sandwich season right now. A friend gave me some of her heirloom tomato plants, since she started too many. Such good flavor!
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Rainbow
Sep 18, 2015 11:05 AM CST
Lin, thanks for reviving this article. Smiling

Sharon, terrific story-telling...enjoyed the narrative very much! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

Heirloom plants are very special...passed along from generation to generation! nodding
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 18, 2015 11:12 AM CST
I loved writing this article, love the memories but mostly I love the heirloom tomatoes. That's the kind I grew up with and like a lot of other things, it's still my favorite.

Kim, go out and gather up a tomato or two, make yourself a sandwich and enjoy!

KD, thanks. Whatever would I do without all my memories; most of them are heirlooms too. Smiling
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plantladylin
Sep 18, 2015 12:20 PM CST
BabyK said:Lin, thanks for reviving this article. Smiling

LOL, it looks like it was November 2012 when I revived it ... now I'm in the mood for a "Mater" sandwich again! Green Grin!

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Rainbow
Sep 18, 2015 12:33 PM CST
@plantladylin Oh...I didn't read the date of your posting! *Blush* Still, thank you!

@Chillybean Kim, thank you for reviving Lin's posting re Sharon's article! Hurray! Smiling
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 18, 2015 1:54 PM CST
Ha! Made me go to home pages to see where KD and Kim were from since I've known Lin for at least a hundred years or more. Smiling

It's always great to make new friends along the way.
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plantladylin
Sep 18, 2015 1:59 PM CST
Sharon said: I've known Lin for at least a hundred years or more. Smiling It's always great to make new friends along the way.

Sharon, I think I met you over on DG after I joined there in 2006, then cubits.org and now All Things Plants ... oh, and Facebook! My horizons have greatly improved since getting to meet and chat with so many wonderful folks from all over the world! It truly is great to make new friends along life's road! Lovey dubby

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Rainbow
Sep 18, 2015 2:07 PM CST
Group hug Lovey dubby
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Sharon
Sep 18, 2015 2:29 PM CST
It's been a long road, leading us to the same places. Smiling
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Rainbow
Sep 18, 2015 2:34 PM CST
Yes...and new adventures along the way! Smiling
Name: Kim
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Chillybean
Sep 18, 2015 2:57 PM CST
BabyK said: Oh...I didn't read the date of your posting! *Blush* Still, thank you!

Kim, thank you for reviving Lin's posting re Sharon's article! Hurray! Smiling


You're welcome! I tend to look at the Random Ideas that pop up on the left hand side. It really livens the homepage by having something different at each refresh. Since I've not been here that long, there's a lot of things I have not seen.

Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 18, 2015 3:05 PM CST
That's the best part. Even tomato adventures.

And I'm pretty sure @plantladylin has posted to just about every article I've ever written in all of those sites, so it's for sure I will always remember and know her well, lovely lady that she is. We also seem to have the same excellent taste in new friends -- as well as tomatoes. Smiling

I've also been to Iowa, Kim, wonderful place. And to delightful Daytona Beach.
I haven't been lucky enough to visit 'thirteen above 0*, KD, though no doubt it's just as lovely.
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plantladylin
Sep 18, 2015 3:14 PM CST
I've never had the chance to visit Iowa where Chillybean/Kim lives and I forget where Kadee lives but I know I've never had the chance to visit that part of the world either. I have indeed been fortunate to visit the beautiful state of Kentucky and the city of Berea and hope to be able to go back again some day!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 18, 2015 3:22 PM CST
Berea is a wonderful place and very close to the mountains and my hometown.
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