October 20, 2008
This week, we have a story written by Taban Roohani, from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Taban was born in Iran (Persia), an Asian country, and moved to Qatar, an Arabic country in the Persian Gulf for fifty years. She is married and has four children - three daughters and one son. They are all married and Taban has eight grandchildren. In 2002, she and her husband moved to Canada. It has been about two years since she began studying English as a third language at the Adult Learning Centre in Thunder Bay. Taban's hobbies are reading books and gardening.
Summer is the best time for sports, picnics and vacations. That is why the weather is warm and the children are on holidays. In Thunder Bay, the summer is short and it is not enough time for working on the garden and growing different vegetables and fruits. I am so happy working on my garden and growing lots of flowers and vegetables. I like to grow geraniums, pansies, marigolds, impatiens, and petunias. These flowers are all called annuals and are only planted in the summer time.
[This story was taken with permission from Plain Language, Spring 2008, published by the Thunder Bay Literacy Group Adult Learning Centre.]