All Things Gardening forum: My great-uncle the gardener.

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Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Aug 5, 2017 12:19 AM CST
This was my dad's Uncle Leo. My second cousin (his granddaughter) sent this to me. I didn't know he was still around when I was a young adult until it was too late. He's the little boy in the middle of the family pic c. 1896-7. My grandfather (Leo's brother) is holding the scythe.

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Name: Sandy B.
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Greg, what wonderful family keepsakes those are! Lovey dubby
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Aug 12, 2017 12:14 AM CST
My paternal grandad was like that to me. Taught me organic gardening. My dad was totally Ortho. I liked Grandads veggies a lot more than dad's. I think I made grandad happy.
Name: Heather Johnson
From May to Oct, Sauble beach
Aug 21, 2017 11:27 AM CST
Grandparent's had the knowledge from their own experiences. That's wisdom !
It touched my heart to see the photos of your grandad.
My grandma spent hours on her rose bushes. (I don't have any photos ) I remember as a child that people would drive to our summer place to view her garden.
She also loved cleaning fish, trout, salmon etc.. I bet she used the fish as fertilizer in her garden. I do have one photo.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Mar 25, 2018 9:43 PM CST
Browsing around looking at my old threads. One tid-bit about that old family photo is I had a cousin that looked exactly like my great-grandfather in the pic. In fact, when I first saw this picture, I asked my second cousin why cousin Richard was in the picture. He was older than I was and when I was little I remember cousin Richard looked exactly like that, beard and all.

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