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Middlesex woman has sunflowers and a sunny disposition

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Barbara Ross Allen of Middlesex shared this snapshot of the towering sunflowers she grew in her front yard.

“I enjoy my little flower garden at home,” Allen wrote in an email. “I am a member of the Southern Nash Senior Center, but because of COVID-19, we can't get out to exercise right now, so I decided to grow some garden sunflowers.”

Allen said the pandemic caused her to miss her class reunion and prevented her from proctoring end-of-grade tests at Southern Nash Middle School.

“I love children and I love people,” she wrote. “Most of the children at school call me Grandma, and some of the teachers call me Grandma too. I am a parent of the Southern Nash High School Marching Firebirds band. I am praying very hard for this virus to go away because I am not a house person. I am also hoping that 2021 will be a better year for all of us.”