Varmints in the Garden: The Series
John is 81 years old. He grew up in a small town and learned a lot about life during his younger years, sometimes the hard way. John proudly served his country and is a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He married his sweetheart, Marilyn, over 60 years ago. Together they have made their way through life, raising a family through good times and some no-so-good times. They have three daughters together, two here on earth, and one an angel (you can see her on his pin that he wears every day). They are #1 awesome in the eyes of their nine grandchildren and two great-grands (so far). They continue to be loving, supportive, and involved with all of their family.
The older generation, people like John, my Dad, have a lot of experience, wisdom, lessons, and memories to share with the rest of us. This is dedicated to my wonderful Pops, who is devoted to God and to his wife and family. Thanks, Dad, for everything!
I would like to share some of his insights, antics, and sometimes his silliness with you. I begin with some silliness. Because I can. Enjoy!
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Varmints in the Garden, The Series
The following is based on a true story. Over the course of several months, John sent emails to his family and friends, detailing the adventures he was having trying to rid his garden of pesky critters. An update was sent out every few days, keeping us informed of the progress. We enjoyed the process and began to look forward to each email. Installments of this series will keep you hanging on the edge of your seats, waiting for more. (Posted with permission and encouragement from the man himself…) Here we go…
Chapter 1: The Beginning
From : John
Subject: Varmints in the garden
What do I do with the varmints that are trapped? Glad you asked – here is a direct quote from a letter I got from the MO Dept of Conservation after I called and asked where could I release them. Their letter says “Euthanizing a trapped animal is strongly recommended”! WHAT?!! I thought they were a