As a lover of plants and flowers, I am captivated by the garden and consider the swimming pool a nice touch. Youngsters are captivated by the swimming pool. They may or may not ever notice the garden (except on occasion when a buzzing bee gives them a reason to jump into the pool.)
It all began in 1977 when Kenny and Norma Wilson, with a “Yes!” vote from their four children, chose to build an in-ground swimming pool on the family homestead. The youngest was three years old at the time.
The 20 x 40-foot pool has a concrete walk as its perimeter, bordered by a narrow strip of grass on all sides. Norma’s garden meets the grass. This inviting combination of lovely home, nice family, and swimming pool with a garden has been a refreshing place to visit for thirty-six years now. The pool has served Kenny and Norma’s children, their thirteen grandchildren, and now their great-grandchildren (as Norma affectionately refers to those youngsters that are close to her family).
This week, I paid a visit to Norma to tell her that I would