Sunday January 24th 2016, 12:41 am
Filed under: Family,Friends,Garden

I got a phone call after lunch from the nursery: the Baby Crawford peach tree I’d pre-ordered in September had arrived. And it was a very nice specimen, too, turns out.

Andy Mariani calls that variety the best-tasting peach in our particular climate and I’ve eaten some of his, which is why I wanted to plant my own–they were fabulous. They also fill a gap when our other peaches won’t be ripe.

I dug out the hole (I’d actually already dug it out a year ago and then didn’t put anything there for the drought, so it was no big deal to do it again), went and got the tree, planted it, and came inside to the news: Sam and Devin had eloped today.

We knew they were going to, just not when. I finally get to call him my son-in-law and you could not ask for a better one–within five minutes of meeting him I’d thought, I don’t know you but I HOPE you marry my daughter!

He makes her deeply happy and she makes him happy too. I cannot begin to say how grateful I am that he’s a member of our family now.

I had no idea I was going to be planting a tree, the best tree, in their honor and on their day. But I like it.

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Your family just got bigger! How peachy!

Comment by LynnM 01.24.16 @ 2:04 am

I’m so happy for all of you!

Comment by Jody 01.24.16 @ 5:14 am

That is a fun way to remember their love. I suppose they will get the first peach!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 01.24.16 @ 8:07 am

Hurray! What marvellous news!

Comment by joanne 01.24.16 @ 10:49 am

That’s wonderful news – Congratulations!

Comment by Gaby 01.24.16 @ 11:30 am

That’s wonderful! Congratulations to all.

Comment by afton 01.24.16 @ 12:42 pm

Congrats! 🙂 New son-in-law and new peach tree. Hope they both produce many happy days and memories.

Comment by Helen 01.24.16 @ 2:34 pm

So you are pronouncing Devin to be a ‘real peach’?

Comment by LauraN 01.24.16 @ 4:36 pm

Wow. Congratulations to you all! (Including the new tree, of course.)

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 01.24.16 @ 6:53 pm

Hooray! Best wishes to the newlyweds, and your new tree.

Comment by DebbieR 01.24.16 @ 8:13 pm

Happy day!

Comment by Twinsetellen 01.25.16 @ 6:50 am

Adding my congratulations to those sent already! Best wishes for continued happiness.

So grateful your family has so many good times to enjoy, together or from afar.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 01.25.16 @ 11:13 am

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