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I adore stories of nature, growth, purpose, and creativity...especially those involved. A delightful story. Thankyou!

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan

Wow what a beautiful garden!

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This was a beautiful share. Thank you.

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Dec 18, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan

amazing lovely story and certainly this author had the best gardening mentor ever and yes gardening heals many things! thanks for sharing this story

Mary Anne

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Dear readers and Alice, it has done my heart much good to see that the essay resonated so deeply with so many. FYI, it's an excerpt from Midlife Solo, my new book of essays. If you liked that one, you might like at least some of the others.

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Dec 18, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan, Alice Goldbloom

Wow! Just wow. Thank you. 💓

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Dec 18, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan, Alice Goldbloom

Thank you for sharing this lovely and thoughtful story.

Marie-Hélène Fox

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Dec 17, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan, Alice Goldbloom

This story is filled with joy and an appreciation for life. Thank you for your offering.

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Dec 17, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan, Alice Goldbloom

Being a gardener, this spoke to me on so many levels. My garden, like yours and Dorothy's, is a haven every day. And your garden now is perfection.

Thank you so much for such a poignant post.

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Dec 17, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan, Alice Goldbloom

I have been given cuttings from friends and family, all mature now, that create my garden of memories. Lovely story and beautiful garden. Thank you.

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Beth, I am almost finished reading your new book: Mid-life Solo. I have enjoyed all of the stories in the book. Kudos on a beautiful accomplishment.

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Thank you, Alice! Wonderful to read this. Alice's readers, the garden story is one of the essays in the book.

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Dec 17, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan, Alice Goldbloom

Another beautiful story! Thank you Beth and Alice. The garden looks amazing. 💕Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie, said in an interview “Death ends a life but not a relationship.” I thought of that quote after I read this piece.

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Dec 17, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan, Alice Goldbloom

Your garden is lovely and soothing. It must be a gift to yourself every day as well as a reminder of a special friend. I am reminded of the woman who lived next door to me when I was a new housewife. Alice taught me to have a flower garden and now sixty years later and even though I live in an apartment - there are flowers in pots on the patio.

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Dec 17, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan, Alice Goldbloom

Lovely story. I've been in that garden!

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Dec 17, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan, Alice Goldbloom

I simply LOVE this. How beautifully you teach without teaching. Thank you.

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Dec 17, 2023Liked by Beth Kaplan, Alice Goldbloom

Lovely. The power of growth.

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