Sonny found some plastic shelving units for the greenhouse when we went to the flea market on Saturday. Its amazing how expensive plastic is these days when you go to buy it in the stores. I remember when plastic shelves were cheap and part of our living room decor, but that was also many many moons ago when our couch was a discarded roadside find. I believe that was just after the era when living in caves and stone furniture was all the rage. We had to use books under one corner of the couch because the leg was missing. When your first married and poor you improvise, but those are the character building times that make good stories for the kids and grandkids. We didn’t always have much but we had enough. Life is good.

Just what we needed.



  1. Sonny says:

    Yep, 32 yrs ago we were glad to get one that was only missing one leg.

  2. pam pippin says:

    Amen to that! I remember being so poor as a newly married that one of the few foodstuffs we could afford was Kraft macaroni and cheese in the box, which at that time was about 25 cents! I had about 25 different ways I could fix a meal with that darn macaroni and cheese as the main ingredient!
    Can’t stand to even look at it now.But you’re right, having to suffer and scrimp makes you a stronger person and it sure does make you appreciate what you have now.

  3. James Bates says:

    how many moons????? 6?

  4. Rich Wilson says:

    If it wasn’t for a small greenhouse, a basement to store potatoes over the winter, canning and freezing, I don’t think we would have gotten by. Too much has been lost in the modern times. Love seeing you guys “get back to basics”.

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