One of the great blessings of my job as a journalist is to get to know so many great human beings. Lately, it seems I’ve been going to quite a lot of funerals commemorating the passing of men and women who have made great contributions to their communities during their time on earth.
What’s going to happen to my garden, tools and books when I move on to another Eden? As Victory Garden host Roger Swain observed, “Few gardens outlive the gardener for long; but many plants outlive the garden.”
My neighborhood hosts a largesse of edible stuff people don’t seem to appreciate. There’s a small tree in a nearby churchyard with beautiful spring flowers that everyone appreciates. But in the autumn, it bends under the weight of hundreds of large, beautiful, crisp, sweet crabapples, which usually fall, untouched.
“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” John 14:25-26