Standing like a Stone Wall

By on May 13, 2011 in History |

I love both gardening and history. It has been well noted that our nation’s “founding fathers” from Washington to Jefferson and Adams to Franklin were avid gardeners and promoted agriculture while making some history themselves. People who have an impact on others lives while sharing a common bond of dirt, foliage and flowers are those I’ve come to admire. Sid Lenger is one of those people….a true “entre-manure” as I see it…….. Sid has some history….lots of it. Serving our country in World War II he served as a quartermaster on LST651 in the south Pacific. LST stands for “Landing Ship Tank” although Sid says it stands for “Large Slow Target” with a grin on his face. If my memory serves me right a quartermaster in the Navy would be someone the captain would trust as a steady hand to steer the ship. When...