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Monday Magical Memories – #3 – Pumpkin Patch 2013


My mother lived in an assisted living home for the last few years of her life. It was VERY expensive but they really looked after the people living there so I thought it was worth it. The best part for me was all the day trips they provided that I was able to join in on. Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch was one of them.

The 95-year-olds and the 65-year-olds (like me) were all able to become kids again.

I went along on as many trips with my mother as time would allow.

So many pumpkins…

My mother is in the red wheelchair.

I really enjoyed all the colors and shapes of the different pumpkins and squash.

What a wonderful day for everybody in Culver City!

It is still emblazoned in my memory. I hope my mother enjoyed it. I certainly did!

Her generation was the last that enjoyed a secure retirement. There is no way I could afford to live in such a wonderful assisted living environment. I have my fingers crossed I can afford a tent…

Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

8 thoughts on “Monday Magical Memories – #3 – Pumpkin Patch 2013

  1. Judging by your mother’s beautiful smile, I think she had a great time too, Roslyn. Thanks for this wonderful post! It made my morning!


  2. What a wonderful place to visit. Thank you for sharing.xπŸ˜»πŸ’—πŸΎ


  3. Your mom was very lucky to live there.


  4. I know what you mean about the tent. My in-laws lived at a place that was like a resort. I’m just hoping Social Security doesn’t run out and I don’t outlive my savings! My mom loved day trips too. We did a lot until she was too ill to go.


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