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those assets in an institution. Know where your down pay- ment and closing costs will are coming from. Most im- portantly, is don’t incur un- necessary debt. Don’t buy the car, before you buy the garage. Keep the credit card balances low, which will keep your credit score high, and ready to qualify.

Owning a home is one of your biggest investments, and gives you a stable place to build your nest, and raise your family. Let summer stream in your new home’s windows, and light up your life for years to come.

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justify all that self-criticism, I never met them.

I wish I could have been a

better playing partner. I wasn’t a bad person to be with, really, but I wish I had been friend- lier and gotten to know peo- ple better. I wish I could have laughed and joked more and given people more encourage- ment. I probably would have gotten more from them, and I would have loved that. There were a few bad apples over the years, but most of the people I played with were friendly, po- lite, and sincere. They really just wanted to make friends and have a good time. I wish I could have made more friends and had a better time. I’m inside a lot now and I miss the beauty of the out- doors. For years when I was golfing I walked through some of the most beautiful places on earth, and yet I don’t feel I really saw them. Beautiful landscapes, trees, flowers, an- imals, the sky, and the ocean – how could I have missed so much? What was I think- ing of that was so important – my grip, my back swing, my stance? Sure, I needed to think about those sometimes, but so often as to be oblivi- ous to so much beauty? And all the green – the wonderful, deep, lush color of green! My eyes are starting to fail. I wish I had used them better so I would have more vivid memo- ries now.*

So what is it that I’m try- ing to say? I played the type of game that I thought I should play, to please the type of peo- ple that I thought I should please. But it didn’t work. My game was mine to play, but I gave it away. It’s a wonder- ful game. Please, don’t lose yours. Play a game that you want to play. Play a game that

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Happy Garden ...continued from page 24

although can tolerate some drought and shade, remaining evergreen with those interest- ing seed heads at the tip of their rigid, upright stems. Its growth is dependent on the amount of water it gets. Stem colors vary from dark blue, gray green to medium green with star shaped bracts and flowers emerging from the top. Carmen’s Sacred Rush grass stems are bluer as well as Occidental and Elk blue, all natives of California. Many grow well in large con- tainers with excellent drainage and make quite an architectural statement. California Flora Native nurs-

ery, and Annie’s Annuals, anniesannu-, Kingsflowernursery. com, www.prickettsnursery. com, Bennettvalleygardens. com,, emer- isagardens. com all have exten- sive websites to explore. "Let us be grateful to the peo- ple who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom" Marcel Proust

Smile in the mirror.

Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.

Yoko Ono If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero

B. O’Meara

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