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Farewell to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago

Posted Jul 18 2011 8:39am
I never thought that this day would arrive but now that it has I am torn between joy and sorrow ; joy for a new chapter in my life, and sorrow on leaving my home and garden of over 40 years. 

I've always said that it would take a lot to make me leave my home and garden but a 2 and 1/2 year old proved me wrong.  It didn't take much for her to steal my heart with her winsome smile and " C'mon , gwanma, let's go ! "

Chicago winters also make me long for the shorter Southern ones I grew up with and the chance to garden almost year round. 

I have enjoyed meeting so many fellow gardening lovers , bloggers and writers since I created my blog four years ago .  It was great to welcome 50 bloggers from across the country into my garden two years ago during the SpringFling.

  As I close the garden gate for the last time I will think of you and all the great exchanges we've had. 

Its ironic that I am moving back to North Carolina, the state where my first Irish ancestor settled in the 1700's.   It will take some time to get acclimated but I look forward to getting acquainted with this beautiful state and its people.

We don't say goodbye down South, instead it's " Y'all Come ! "   And like Scarlett I " won't think about that right now.  After all, tomorrow is another day. "

Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago All rights reserved
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