These are the last of my tomatoes off the plant I have on my front porch. I may have had three to ripen over the summer but as soon as the weather turned cooler, they started producing. Alas, too late to ripen though. My brother in law - thanks Ron - brought me the last of his green tomatoes. As there were quite a few of his, I decided to follow the instructions a friend - thanks Kathy - told me her mother in law did with her green tomatoes. Hubby and I wrapped each one in newspaper, placed them in a box, and he took them to the bonus room to ripen. (Remember, I try not to climb those stairs if I can get someone else to do it for me. And I certainly wouldn't be able to carry a box up there.) We had intentions of having fresh ripened tomatoes for Christmas dinner. I then rechecked the comment she had left on my facebook page to see if I had done it correctly and found they should have been laid out where they could get sun. No sun up there. I will bring them down and put them where they can get a little sunlight and check for ripening every three days - as instructed. We will keep our fingers crossed.
Speaking of fingers crossed. Our little Sierra, whose party we are having today, was over Friday night for a while. She is always hopeful one of the old VHS tapes from the times her Dad was a kid will work in the recorder. She had chosen the Disney movie El Dorado and taking it out of the case, I encouraged her to cross her fingers. Always eager to please, she took both index fingers and placed them together in an X or cross symbol. Wish I had snapped a picture then but here is pretty one of her taken by her Mom.