My Father’s Garden: Scythe and Grass Hook by R J Dent

Scythe and Grass Hook

 by R J Dent

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Quite often I’d get asked (told) to do some gardening. I’d not chosen such a big garden (one hundred and one feet long by forty-five feet wide), so I didn’t see why I had to help maintain it. But I was made to do some work on it from time to time; enforced work that increased incrementally with my age.

      Anyway, one Saturday morning, just as I was making plans – deciding how I was going to spend my morning and afternoon, my father told me he wanted me to ‘cut the front lawn’.

      I was a bit miffed, but I realised that the front lawn was no more than a twenty feet by ten feet rectangle and most of it was clover. Half an hour’s work, I thought, which would leave me with enough time to go to the shop and buy my pop music magazine, sit somewhere quiet and read it, then use the afternoon for exploring and adventures.

      Of course, it wasn’t that simple… Read more…


Scythe and Grass Hook

by R J Dent

Copyright © R J Dent (2014)


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2 Responses to “My Father’s Garden: Scythe and Grass Hook by R J Dent”

  1. Marie Halliday Says:

    This is very funny and it made me laugh a lot. You should do a collection of these. Loved it.

  2. David Springer Says:

    This made me laugh. It reminded me of when I did the same as a kid. Good memory.

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