Niagara Gazette


September 7, 2013

LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: The summer's comings — and goings


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Then there’s the matter of the red geranium.

It hasn’t been a great year for our potted and hanging plants, too many of which have devolved into a symphony in brown. The geranium was particularly discouraging and finally we yielded to the inevitable and set it out by the curb for garbage day.

Next night we got a big rain and from across the street Beverly observed, “Hey, your geranium has revived.” Sure enough, it was blooming as never before, but before Doug could get out to retrieve it, it was gone, and not to the trashmen, who were a day behind because of the holiday, but to some unknown passer-by. Good. We hope the curb cruiser enjoys it. Seriously.

It’s been a come-and-go summer.

Come visit. We’ll have a ball.




To contactact Polly and Doug, email

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