We work very hard to bring Tidbits to our vast number of readers each week. This takes the lion's share of our time, but, we do get to do some of the small things that take the edge off of our busy schedules. One of those things is our backyard garden. This year we have in green beans, peas, carrots, onions, cucumbers, squash, peppers and three kinds of tomatoes. We are looking forward to canning in the fall and making some delicious salsa. I still think it is amazing to pop open a jar two years later and enjoy that aroma of fresh veggies - just like the kitchen was the day we canned it! I hope all you gardeners out there are having success with your plantings - it hasn't been too hard with all the rain!
FRAUD ALERT - Just wanted to pass this on because it hit a litte too close to home. My parents had a dock for sale and got a call one day from somewhere out on the east coast. He was interested in the dock and wanted to know if he could send a certified check and have a carrier pick it up. My folks are pretty bright and knew something was up. So, my mom played along with the guy and he actually sent a check to her. Now here's where the catch is... the check they sent was for $1600 more than they were asking for the dock. The next step in this scam is when they tell you, sorry, go ahead and cash the whole thing and send back the difference via wire transfer or whatever. Of course the original check is bogus and they make off with the money. Just wanted to share that. There are a lot of people who have no idea how to work for a living... it disgusts me and the hard working people I know. Remember, if it sounds to good to be true... it probably isn't.
Sean & Lynette Athey, publishers
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