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Paul and Kathy Ackerman are used to people stopping them to ask various gardening questions when they’re out and about.

“Paul has a degree in landscape horticulture and lots of experience, and I’m his laborer,” Kathy said.

The couple is looking forward to sharing the lush garden and landscape at their home at 1501 S. Stadium, Oregon, along with their experience on the upcoming Lawn & Garden Tour being sponsored June 21 by the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society.

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In his popular 1973 song “Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit,” legendary trop rock troubadour Jimmy Buffett tells the story of the old Islander Drive-In in Key West, Florida; all the tourist girls he used to take on dates there; and the jugs of a sweet concoction he liked to call “Purple Passion” that they’d share to feel good in front of the big screen.

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There is no doubt that gardening is not only an enjoyable pastime but also a productive activity that many can enjoy. As we age, working in the garden can continue to be a healthy, enjoyable part of life. However, for older gardeners, there are some things that need to be considered to ensure that this outdoor activity is a safe and beneficial one.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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