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Can you identify this True Temper SW5 garden tool?

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Several members of my family have used these garden tools for twenty or more years. We always called in a "scruffle hoe" but I’ve since learned that’s incorrect. This particular hoe is shaped similar to a hockey stick, with the blade attaching to the handle at one end. The handle of the hoe owned by my mother reads "True Temper SW5."

I recently emailed True Temper after not finding the tool on their website. I took several pictures as they weren’t able to find any info using "SW5" and still they didn’t know. The rep that tried to help even checked with some of the so-called old-times of the company and they didn’t recognize it.

I’ve also brought printouts of the pictures I took of my mom’s True Temper to various hardware stores & gardening centers. No luck.

Last, I’ve used Yahoo to search several times for more info, using any of the info I have. Nothing.

The only place I’ve found it for sale is on eBay, and it’s a used item with no further description. You can see the listing & picture if you check the auction link below.

Please respond if you know the name of this hoe or where I could find that info. You’ll solve a family mystery! =)

eBay auction – http://cgi.ebay.com/True-Temper-SW5-Wood-Handle-Garden-Tool-/250770012717?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a630eba2d#shId

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    My mom planted a vegetable garden over our recently buried dead cat. Is it gross to eat the vegatables?

    Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

    Our cat of twenty years died 7 months ago. We buried her approx 2 feet under ground in a cardboard shoe box. My mother planted a vegetable garden (squash, eggplant etc.) 14" away from the grave site. My mom has been serving my brother and I the vegetables every night. Is it gross or wrong to eat them?

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      My mom planted a vegetable garden over our recently buried dead cat. Is it gross to eat the vegatables?

      Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

      Our cat of twenty years died 7 months ago. We buried her approx 2 feet under ground in a cardboard shoe box. My mother planted a vegetable garden (squash, eggplant etc.) 14" away from the grave site. My mom has been serving my brother and I the vegetables every night. Is it gross or wrong to eat them?

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        I'm new to gardening and looking to set up a low maintenance garden…?

        Thursday, August 18th, 2011

        My mom and I would like to plant a garden in front of our house. We have plenty of plantable space, but very little knowledge of gardening! We want a flower garden that is low maitenence. We both have busy schedules, and though we’re planning on putting in effort, working on the garden daily would not be possible for us. We are looking to plant perenials and not have to replant every year. We just want a pretty but simple garden that will not require us to spend excess amounts of time working on it. I don’t know anything about different flowers with different climates, but we live in central Ohio.

        Experienced gardeners: do you have any suggestions for what to plant and how to start?

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          What kind of gardening book should I get her?

          Saturday, June 25th, 2011

          My mom hasn’t really ever gardened before. Last year she tried, but didn’t get into it much. We are into the whole organic foods thing so I thought we should garden to save some money on all the produce we buy. Do you know of any good gardening books for beginners like my mom?

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            Mother's day in the hospital.Help! Need fun ideas to mark the occasion?

            Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

            This is going to be a very special mother’s day and I don’t want it to be a bad one.My mother is hospitalized and struggling with cancer. It could be our last mother’s day and I want to do something beyond balloons and flowers. My siblings and I want to make something original that she will enjoy but she cannot leave her bed and there are doctors and nurses coming in and out of the room all the time (no privacy). Baking or cooking aren’t options because she cannot eat and as much as she loves dancing and singing it isn’t going to be possible. She enjoys being read to,but we do that everyday.

            Here are some things my mother likes:
            Old hollywood movies.
            Chess.
            Taking pictures and professional photography.
            Doing people’s hair (she doesn’t have hair right now).
            Plastic arts.
            Fashion and accessories.
            Getting her nails done but she doesn’t have good nails for manicures right now.
            Exotic teas and coffee.
            Gardening.
            Uh, the color red.

            Please help us.I am not the creative mind of the group but I want to get something special organized with time so it will be perfect and my mom will enjoy herself.

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              How to do my wedding reception!?

              Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

              Are you ready to catch on? So, my fiance’s family to start with, are conservative southern baptists and dont allow dancing or music. Not to mention some of them don’t even like me because I have a daughter from a previous marriage. My family is more modern and are fully in agreement and in between we have tons of friends who are super supportive. Essentially, we just want to get married on our own without anyone there but our two witnesses and my daughter and so it will be. We are having a private ceremony at a japanese garden. I thought about how cool it’d be to have a little after dinner party at my mom’s house with japanese inspired decor, but obviously we cannot invite EVERYONE to my mothers house. How would you go about the after-the-fact celebration dinners? There is also a very cool restaurant called Ra Sushi that would be perfect and have a killer happy hour. How would you divide the family and into what events? How would you recommend I celebrate the aftermath with everyone, yet not in a single roof because the crowds just dont mix. Thanks!

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                Can't live with parents anymore but there are more important matters at hand?

                Monday, January 24th, 2011

                So ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to move out. I currently have a full scholarship at a top 50 university and I am trying to get into med school (biochem major). I work 20 hours a week in a pharmacy and average 0 a month. I am saving up for a summer class worth 00. I commute using my fathers car. With my left over scholarship money I pay my insurance (00) and break even. My mom doesn’t clean the house. I’ve never seen her with a broom in her hand let alone a vacume cleaner. My father retired and all he does is garden. It seems we have more decor than stuff getting done around here. I do it ALL including pipes, drains, laundry, dishes. My mom is a realtor and she never works, she always drops her clients. They are under-appreciative of me and when I get angry she wants to send me to a psychiatrist. My dad won’t let me take a year off between college and medschool. I think this is my best chance of getting in because the GPA goes up senior year. My boyfriend is on my side about everything (duh). My parents are really in my way. They always need me to do more and more and more but my plate is full. Plus my mom is very needy emotionally. She always wants to talk to me but I can’t I have HW or I just want to sleep and she spends money like crazy. It is like the roles of mother and daughter are switched. I am too young to be doing this. I really need an out. What I am asking from the readers is what order to do everything in and HOW.

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                  Are my parents selfish? Or is it Just me?

                  Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

                  Okay, they’ve always been telling me about how when they were little, their moms and dads barely bought them nice things. Now in the future, I feel like this too. I think the nicest thing they bought me is my phone (0). And they always say that everything is too expensive,(yeah right), my mom spends it all on designer Coach and Micheal Kors, and my dad is part of the NRA and he buys really expensive rifles (100-500 dollars) plus bullets and accessories. Look, but we’re pretty much "well-off" my dad is an engineer and my mom an RN(registered nurse) together, their salaries are like A LOT. And I have this friend who lives with only her mom who works as a hair stylist at Super Cuts and bought my friend and her siblings a puppy,(I’ve been wanting one forever), new clothes (Juicy Couture), a new phone (it’s touch screen), but my parents I believe, make more money than her mom. But my parents always tell me that everything I want is expensive, yet they don’t think the stuff they buy are expensive. Once I asked them if we can have dinner at Olive Garden and they told me it’s too expensive, then 2 weeks later they have lunch there with a friend! I also feel like they spend more time at work, they seem like they don’t like being at home with me and my brother. My dad always has meetings on Sundays and my mom has work on New Years day. I am confused….

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                    What is the right thing to do in this situation?

                    Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

                    Here’s the deal:

                    My family is from Kansas.
                    His family is from Mexico.
                    He, myself and parts of our family live in Texas.

                    Our families have offered to help financially with small stuff (his mom will help with the cake, my mom will do the centerpieces, etc.) but he and I are taking care of the big stuff and everything else financially. We both have decent jobs but we’re not rich.

                    OPTION #1 (BRIDE’S FAV): The origional plan was to do an intimate local botanical garden wedding in the fall. Followed by a dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. 50 people tops. Probably closer to 35. Something simple like this is has been my dream. Simple wedding, simple dress, simple decor followed by an AWESOME week-long honeymoon.

                    OPTION #2 (GROOM’S FAV): As we were saving for the garden & vendor reservation fees, one of our friends highly reccomended a bed and breakfast… and brought us a brochure. We agreed to look into it, visited it, and my groom FELL IN LOVE with the location and wants to do it there the following spring. They require a minimum of 75 people, we can only use their food, cake & vendors (so our family may not be as open to helping), and it’s going to cost about 8k. If we did this we’d skip the honeymoon.

                    OPTION #3 (MY FAMILY’S FAV): My mom and grandparents suggested doing it on their land in Kansas next spring. They have over 50 acres and a horse arena that is brand new and has never been used by animals. She thinks we can invite as many as we want and still keep it fairly reasonable.

                    OPTION #4 (HIS FAMILY’S FAV): His mom suggested doing it in Mexico next summer in a hacienda by their house. She says we can invite 200 people and spend ,000 tops. She took photos of the area, put together a vendor list and got everything pretty much all planned out.

                    My job is pretty chaotic (long hours, very stressful & competitive). So I would secretly feel overwhelmed by a big wedding and cheated if we didn’t have enough money for a relaxing honeymoon just the two of us. But I’m the only one who feels this way and feel selfish hanging onto the idea of the first option when everyone else (my groom included) wants something else. What would you do?
                    Sorry it’s so long… geesh. Thanks in advance for your responses.

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