I find it such a blessing if you can grown things in your yard...especially if you can grow fruits and vegetables!
But as a person involved in the chemical quality of waters and soil i can tell you one thing....
Not everyone is that blessed!
It seems that this year everyone had plenty of citrus fruit or at least enough to give to others as well....People would give away lemons even in church this Sunday!
So.....my mom who is one of the best women i know....and who is always at the top of things...made lemonade!
It's not enough that she made some great lemonade, she used this bottle i love love love just to make me smile!!!!
By the way........this phrase was playing in my mind 2 days now so i googled it and found this poem in wiki "Eight years before Carnegie's book brought the phrase back into the mainstream, a poetic rendition of the phrase entitled The Optimist appeared in a 1940 edition of The Rotarian:
"Life handed him a lemon,As Life sometimes will do.His friends looked on in pity,Assuming he was through.They came upon him later,Reclining in the shadeIn calm contentment, drinkingA glass of lemonade."