Where we live we have relatives on each side, and directly across the street. We watch out for one another, especially if one family is gone or if anything looks out of order. Last evening, Jim and I were sitting in the living room when all of a sudden we heard the sirens. We always go to the door or window to see where it is going, etc. It passed our house, then stopped and turned around and came back to our cousin's house across the street. It backed in, they got the stretcher out and headed for their garage. His wife was standing in the driveway, so we knew it wasn't there for her. Sure enough, he got off of his riding mower and fell. Does that sound familiar at all?
The ambulance always comes first and the fire engine follows. They arrived and helped the other guys get our cousin on the stretcher and off they went to the hospital. We have banned riding mowers in our immediate neighborhood. We did hear from the cousin's sister that they ruled out a stroke on the first check, but did not have results from the others, and he was admitted. He is 65 years old and a retired fireman!
Jesse's mother came to pick him up last night and Jesse didn't want to go. He had told his daddy earlier in the day that he didn't want to go, but Murphy's hands are tied, as the divorce papers say 'shared custody'. She sat in the driveway a long time, and we assume she was talking to Jesse. Murphy went out to her car twice, talking to her, and finally she drove away, with Jesse. Murphy came over and said she was keeping him until Monday. Bless the little fellow's heart. He has to be so confused right now.
Jim and I took yellow squash and zucchini squash to our Pastor's parents, and to another friend. Murphy has a glorious garden and I believe he is growing one of everything.....corn, broccoli, squash of all kinds, tomatoes, and then the strawberries, watermelons, cantaloupe, mush melons and pumpkins. We will be canning and freezing until winter! The sunflowers are taller than I am, but if you know me, that isn't very tall.
My cat pictures for today: