First Grandpa Rake. He's had that same old straw hat for years now and where he goes -it goes. Being wooden, Grandpa spends a lot of his time inside now as the dampness and cold get to his tines. He probably was used a little too much in his early years and now has to use a cane to get around. Although the spirit is willing, his body begs to differ.
Dad Hoe isn't one, usually, to sit around and pose for pictures. But today, being such an important occasion, he has donned his just washed farmer's hat and put on his new kerchief. Dad can usually be found outside chopping weeds and loosening the soil. He expects he's got quite a few good years left in him.
Mom Rake (Grandpa Rake's daughter) is sporting a new necklace of pearls bought just for this get-together. She wanted to make a good impression! Her hair was a bit unruly and she decided to wear one of her prettier scarfs. Although, she's busy year round, she's most in demand in the fall. Her slim lightweight body and shorter than average stature make her quite popular.
Baby Rake-Hoe looks like both his parents. A hoe on one side with tines on the other. Small though he may be, he has come to be a favorite for small jobs and is especially useful when it is planting time. He really didn't want to pose, but Mom Rake gave him his favorite Teddy and that keeps him entertained while also keeping him still so as not to get his baby blue sleeper messy. I'm sure this little guy will be around for many, many years and do his part in keeping the gardens in good order!
Time for one last picture before we go. With their busy lives, it may be a while before all can take time for a Family picture.
Come on! Join us as we head to May Dreams Garden for the big shindig. Time's a wasting!