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Kenneth Martin
In Memory of
Kenneth J.
Martin
1931 - 2014
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Gardening Tools

My Uncle Kenny was a quiet yet wonderful presence throughout my childhood.  There are many warm memories but one thing that I will always remember is the care he took with his garden.  His flower beds were beautiful – but his vegetable garden was amazing.  I am sure it had something to do with my size at the time – but I remember it as towering with lush plants everywhere.  I was sure I would get lost inside if I ventured into the greenery.

My husband John and I were married in 1983.  Our wedding gift from my Aunt and Uncle was gardening tools.  I was told Uncle Kenny picked out a selection of his favorite everyday implements that he thought we could use.  I have lived in 5 different homes since my wedding day.  In each of those locations I have had a garden that I have loved.  After 31 years of nearly constant use, I finally broke the shovel this past spring.  Yes - I wore the shovel out.   When it happened, I sat and contemplated  the joy the shovel had brought to me over my many, many, many days in the garden and thought of my Uncle who gave it to me.  Thank you, Uncle Kenny for thinking of me and for sharing your love of gardening.  Your niece, Laurel. 

Posted by Laurel Branstrator
Monday June 30, 2014 at 6:53 pm
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