The pine trees planted along the fence this spring old Mrs. Sheff and I said soon would block our view are dying the man who planted them doesn’t care he moved away anyway he got them free at the nursery where he works but our landloard watering the trees on his own time said those who don’t care about keeping the place up are on their way out and I turned my back wanting to see things grow but almost laughed well, he’s not really our landlord but he takes our rent and tells us to keep the weeds down.

30 July 1974