Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Where we're workcamping, most of our work is, essentially, gardening: a lot of hole-digging and shrub-planting. Six senior-citizen couples.
So one day we were getting together to start, and in the tool shed I saw half a dozen new garden hoes. I picked them all up, took them outside, and said to the older fella who was standing outside,
"Hey, Dave.... did someone go out and get you guys a bunch of hoes?"
Poor old Dave didn't get it. "Yeah, they work better than those shovels for some of the work," he answered, with a totally straight, honest face. Nope, he didn't get it.
As opposed to one of the other fellas, who saw me heading toward the planting site with a hoe and yelled,
"Hey Ellie.... you goin' ho'in'?"