Before we got to Mom’s to pick green beans and tomatoes, we stopped at Paulie’s. This man has been a good friend of my husband ever since high school. We saw him marry, settle down and raise his family not far from the greenhouse business he started by working the land left to him and his brother. He made into a multi million dollar business.
“Take what you want,” he said with that smile. That’s what he always tells me.
We selected six, which are now planted along the stone wall outside the kitchen window. That way, I can keep an eye on them…and think of Paulie’s smile.