When a City Girl Goes Country

By Annette Bridges

I am guessing many of us own some cherished keepsakes that originally belonged to our parents or grandparents. My most treasured gifts are the ones that bloom each year. Every time I enjoy some shade from our many pecan and mulberry trees, I am reminded of my mother-in-law telling me she planted all of them. I can only imagine when they were saplings and wonder how many years it took for them to become the huge and robust beauties they are today.

When my husband’s grandmother moved into a nursing facility closer to our ranch many years ago, my husband and I were tasked with selling her house and belongings she no longer wanted or needed. I didn’t know back then how much I would love her day lilies my husband transplanted that now welcome those who enter our ranch during their blooming season.

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