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Prayer and tomatoes

The long New England winter finally gave way to warm summer sunshine. Katie looked forward to the summer, because it meant she could once again plant her special tomato garden. It was a small garden, but each year, she spent many hours getting it just right. She carefully picked out the large rocks, turned the soil over, and cleared out any weeds. Then she would go to the nursery and buy a small bag of fertilizer and six baby tomato plants. Over the summer the plants would grow to more than six feet tall. In late summer, her whole family enjoyed eating dozens of fresh juicy tomatoes right off the vine, all from Katie's small garden.

Dear Sentinel
September 11, 2000

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