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Monday, January 30, 2012

Grapevines are bearers of yummy fruit, basis for yummy juice. My mother-in-law used to have them and make the juice...no additives. Froze it..and when thawed, watered it down - b/c the flavor was soo strong. No sugar...just yumminess!!

Grapevines both hold a fence up and can break it down b/c of the way the vine grows and tendrils seek nooks and crannies. So is the way gossip, or encouragement, can be!!

Why not see the potential, tell the truth that's good!?!!!! and "hold the fence of life UP!!!!??!!!! Praise where praise is due, pass it on, find the good side of negative when possible = i.e., stubbornness might be bad, but tenacity is awesome!!! Charge up that grapevine to the good, that is holding up the fence!!! :-) And hold fast to it!!! :-)

Instead of gossiping, not really knowing if it's true, or not knowing the another side to the story, and spreading speculation usually connected with tearing the grapevine and the fence Down!!

I love grapevines when they are pretty, when they are bearing delicious fruit, when they are used well by someone who knows how to use them and the fruit!! Love the sun and rain - that charges them up in nature to produce said fruit!!!

'Nuff said 'bout that!! Let's keep rubbing shoulders with all you out there who Hold Charged Grapevines!! emoticon emoticon
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HEALTHYFITFREE 1/31/2012 9:30AM

  Thanks! :-)
Nope - the house sold long ago - and we haven't been by to see if the grapevine or the fence is still there! ;-)
Theirs was well established - so we didn't consider transplanting. They also had an apricot tree, a cherry tree, an apple tree, asparagus was planted near the grapevine fence, rhubarb was planted near the house on one side, and small garden with at least onions and tomatoes nearly every year.
The apple tree gave Mom ingredients for some of THE BEST apple butter!! Our children still try to find some "out there" like Grandma used to make! :-)
The cherry tree yielded many d e l i c i o u s cherry pies!!!
The apricot tree yielded the same kind of wonderful canned apricots or occasionally cobbler!
Mom made the best tasting rhubarb cake!
And I grew to love cooked fresh asparagus - learned from her how to bend and break the stalks to get the "woody" part off.
And I learned from my father-in-law a love for onion, or onion/tomato sandwiches that I still enjoy periodically today in honor of him! :-)

Great memories about two wonderfully awesome people - I could write volumes about them both!! But for today - this will suffice! ;-)

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PROVERBS31JULIA 1/31/2012 9:01AM

    This is an interesting metaphor! Do you still have access to your inlaw's grapevine? My in-laws have a wild grape in their yard, with a metal trellis for the vines, rather than a fence, as such. They are both deceased so I'm not sure we could easily transplant it from Okla to Kansas. Guess it will stay with the house whenever we can sell it.

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CHARLIESGIRL69 1/30/2012 12:21PM

    Very nice and motivating. emoticon

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