Tom the Gardener

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    This is a new friend of mine, Tom - "Tom the Gardener", as I call him.

    Tom is going to celebrate his 70th birthday soon. He is a veeteran with some great tales to tell, for example, how he helped get NIxon out safely on a trip to Central America many years ago - or - how he was caught by Castro while on liberty near Guantanamo (he was one of he last to get liberty there).

    Tom loves Philadelphis and lives close to Glenwood Green Acres, where he tends his garden. He is fairly satisfied with his life and enjoys the simple things, like family, friends and gardening.

    We had a wonderful conversation in North Philadelphia.

    This photo reflects the hope we have, especially when we weed out the not so good things in life and plant some really good things...like the vegetables he grows to give to the homeless and hungry.

    Thanks, Tom.

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    1. ballmerrockz [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

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    2. darren bryden 71 months ago | reply

      Nice work here.

    3. billnbenj 71 months ago | reply

      A really emotive little story to go with a fine picture.I'm 70 later this year ,but I think Tom's a bit fitter than I am !

    4. dog of the forest 71 months ago | reply

      Tom sounds like the kind of person we need a lot more of.

    5. Majorlight 71 months ago | reply

      Tom is an inspiration and so are you. You are doing a wonderful thing with each one of these photographs of your hometown and its beautiful people.

    6. Tony Fischer Photography 71 months ago | reply

      Thanks.Tom is wonderful, an inspiration.

      Philly is an "adopted" hometown. I love it. I live in New Jersey! I am glad the photos give an impression of familiarity.

    7. Bob Zanger 71 months ago | reply

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      Seen in the group"Anal Retentive" ( ?² )
      I found this great photo at:
      Anal Retentive - where our bark is worse than our bite!!

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    8. myheartandsoul...ON and OFF 71 months ago | reply

      Awesome image of a true hero !

    9. NVS_Inc 71 months ago | reply

      excellent Tony!

    10. Marília Mag 70 months ago | reply

      Parabéns por esta bela foto.

    11. dzhingarov 17 months ago | reply

      Hello,
      I used your photo at my blog post - 6 Reasons Gardening is Cooler Than Michael Jordan. I gave credit to your this page and your username. I hope the way I gave you credit is fine for you.
      Thanks

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