There was a greenhouse…

There was a greenhouse across the road
yesterday…
today it is gone
devoured by a hungry back-hoe
and maybe a bulldozer

There was a greenhouse across the road
for years,
its always been there
in my recollection
and for long, long years past

There was a greenhouse across the road
which provided a home
for flowers without number
lighted, and heated
to foster life and procreation

There was a greenhouse across the road
that just last autumn
was bustling and singing
with joyful voices and brilliant colors
as plants moved on to new gardens

There is no longer a greenhouse across the road
the metal and glass and plastic
are gone away, and perhaps
soon will be forgotten
except for a few sad reminders.

© Sometimes, 2017

25 thoughts on “There was a greenhouse…

    1. The greenhouse was sold, and demolished. I called the woman who originally had the place for numerous years and told her how sad it was to watch the destruction from my front porch. This whole area will be business or commercial soon, including our eight acres (daughters and mine) across the road. We have horses to the West. Hubby Bob may or may not have approved.. He would be 100 now, and probably would have been ready to sell. 🙂

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      1. yes, the original owner told me that the new owner is tearing down everything, all of the greenhouse sections, some out buildings, and a big barn that has been there for at least 100 years. I will give her a copy of the poem I published yesterday.

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      2. Easter hugs to you also…it looks to be a nice sunny day…we are dining at my sister-in-law’s residence which has a super dining room and cook. She is soon to be 97….so far so good.

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    1. we have no idea right now. It’s a big parcel, could be at least three residential lots, or ?? We are still zoned Residential in this area, but abut Commerical B-2 land. Eventually this whole area will be a shopping center, there’s a major highway interchange nearby.

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    2. We are in a very remote corner of the city, and still quite primitive, the city sewer does not include us….by choice, we farmers around here declined the sewer construction (long ago) and although quite a few new homes went in the landowners opted NOT to pay for the sewer when it came down the road a mile east, the cost was high then, although the city has long since restricted costs to 90-foot frontage, so the acreage wasn’t so costly. There is now a car lot and a horse stables on the two corners of the intersection. We still have our nice “rural” feeling here though.

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      1. I have always preferred to live in a rural place very close to a small town that has restaurants, galleries, theaters–within an hour or so of a major city for all it provides. I’m still in that situation as it sounds you are.

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      2. we have a great Mexican restaurant…hard to get a table after about four o’clock any day. This is a good size city, but the planners managed to keep it “small” by refusing to approve projects other than residential. Now we have a great mayor, and things are getting done. As we speak they are building a new fire station, a new high school, a new elementary school, and widening the main thoroughfare to five lanes… (I’m not just being mean, I was secretary of planning commission, and of the zoning board for ten years so I know it first hand.

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      3. yes indeed, now most of my best friends are blogger-pals. 🙂 One woman and I have been emailing for at least 15 years, we shoot for every day but have lagged somewhat. We both have blogs, so visit there too.

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      4. we are close to Oberlin, Ohio which has what you like…but being a college town there are limited restaurants. My husband and I had season tickets for Oberlin College theater productions for years, excellent plays and a major semi-professional opera every year.

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      5. I was going to mention I like being close to a college town, as I was in all three places I lived in California. It really does make a town more interesting.

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      6. Cleveland is also near, and is really quite a nice city. My granddaughter has a rock band of some renown, especially in Akron, now into Cleveland scene. Then our County Community College also has major productions there. We used to do all kinds of things when my husband was alive. He had been a bachelor for 55 years when he married me…and he was eager to make up for lost time in seeing music productions and restaurants that he liked… (no…I admit I didn’t deserve him.)

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      7. Well, to get us to believe that last statement, you’ll have to write about it and prove it. I wasn’t married until I was 39, but he has me beat. What is the name of your granddaughter’s band?

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      8. Time Cat is her band. She has cut three CDs, and has had some good gigs around the country. I like rock music, and she is very good, writes her own music mostly but also covers such as David Bowie once in awhile.

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      9. you mean the part about me not deserving him? haha…I’m no prize, and had a passel (5) kids when we got married…he had not been married before, so my kids became his, and of course the grandkids were his grandkids too. Now there are greats as well…I wish he could have known them.

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