My Housing Project: Pulling Up Roots

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When the Fruitless Mulberry was cut down a year ago, the remaining roots started to wither and unlevel the underground. So as I worked on pulling up the Mock Orange root ball, Dot sat in the shade and began to pull up roots.

It’s exciting to find actual soil mixing up as well; that will make planting next year so much easier for both myself and the new plants.

As one led to another, she was careful to not dissect the largest root; but rather keep … read the rest. . .

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Author’s Notes: Home

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

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This prose was inspired by a house in my neighborhood. It was the old house of a high school friend, and over the decades I’ve watched it go from being well cared for by his parents and family, to being taken over by strangers, to being abandoned and ultimately, completely rundown: a hazard and an eyesore to the community.

In the past few months, the property was sold, and as I drove by every few days, I took mental notes of the activity going on: The siding came … read the rest. . .

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