Tale Weaver #131

So, today is National Watermelon Day. No doubt if that took off here in the UK, said costs would triple for the duration/preparation with faces and masks being hollowed out of the fruit like an August Halloween.

I’m not a fan of watermelon because I find it, well, too watery and pippy, but I do like melon as a rule.
Melons also remind me of my Dad.
He had a go at growing them, and I remember him with his tickling stick (aka feather) in his garden. He spoke to his plants too, cucumbers, peaches and the like as he tended them encouraging them to bear the largest fruit for his wine.
Mum said sometimes he thought more of them than her, but I know that’s not true. He thought the world of her.

We’ve already got a Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. So if I had to nominate today as a special holiday, I’d go with Plant Tickling Day.
I miss you Dad, every day.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Tale Weaver #131

  1. Michael says:

    Lovely response Di, I like that as a tribute day to your dad…

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    We need to accept plants as spiritual beings. It is well known that they are live.

  3. Lorraine says:

    I never heard of tickling plants — what a wonderful idea.
    This is a poignant tribute to your father. Thank you for sharing a memory of him. Yes, we need a Plant Tickling Day or perhaps a Rememborie Day for those who have passed but remain in our hearts. You story is a strong argument for that.
    Thanks for playing along.

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