Friday, June 22, 2012

A Surprise From a Friend....

A knock on the door and oh what a pleasant surprise! Our friend Len Otto stopped by with these wonderful fresh local strawberries! When he visiting earlier in the week, he told us about a local grower close to his home who sells lovely strawberries! Yes indeed. Too bad Jim is off in Idaho and they are all mine!

Thanks so much Len. I cleaned them up and have been enjoying them. Good mixed with yogurt for breakfast after an evening treat last night with some Grand Marnier drizzled over them.

We met Len years ago when he was our daughter Angie's kindergarten teacher. A few years later, he taught our other daughter Gina in the second grade. I was a mom helper and down the road, Jim and Len became fishing buddies. They are both retired now and get a bit more fishing in these days.

Troutdale Elementary School..home of the Tigers and lots of very fond memories. Thanks Len for all your hard work.

This is the sweet friend who came and sat with me at the hospital when Jim had his surgery. This is the friend who attends weddings and family functions. This is the friend who delivers strawberries. This is a treasured friend!

Len married his Gloria last June and it was a lovely wedding. I didn't get the best of pictures but you can see their love for each other. Happy "First" Anniversary to you both.

Len has a very interesting retirement business called Honor Your Past. Check out his

I'd love him to preserve my dad's history. Better take care of it soon. Len is quite the local historian and he knows how to do this right.


Rosetta said...

E' bello avere un amico prezioso!Buon fine settimana!Rosetta

Bernideen said...

Oh wonderful - they look so fresh! Have a great weekend!

Susan said...

That's a very nice friend to have, Linda. And the strawberries look lush. Yum yum yum. Sweet strawberries and sweet friendship. Sounds like a good combo to me. Susan

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

What a sweet (literally) surprise - love fresh strawberries. Thank you for sharing the site - sounds interesting and I'll check it out!
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh my goodness, those strawberries look so good! My mouth is watering!