Backyard grapes stolen from senior

Author says tended backyard grapes were almost mature when someone stole them while she was at the hospital.

Dear Editor

I have given a lot of thought to writing this letter. I would like to warn the good people of Ashroft that times are changing and we no longer can go off and leave our homes unprotected by locks and vigilant neighbours.

My husband and I are senior citizens and he is unwell. I had to take him to the R.I.H for a CT scan on Sunday, Aug. 16. when we returned home I took a peek at my grapevine that was getting close to picking time only to discover to my wondering eyes that every bunch of grapes was gone.

If you know anything about grapevines you will know that it takes several years before you will have a full crop. They take a lot of work in those years and much T.L.C., and this was our year for a big crop [we thought].

Someone had entered our yard and stole every grape even though they were not totally ready for picking yet. They must have thought they could make wine with them. If they had only stolen a few bunches we may not have noticed but they didn’t even leave us a taste. The grapes were probably wasted as these are not wine grapes they are table grapes and I don’t think anyone could have eaten that many before they went bad.

I really hope that you enjoyed them because if you had left them another week they would have been much better tasting.

Pat Brown


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