Of all the things in the world to make a case out of - a 70 year old woman with brown grass?!
They sound a bit like my landlord from where I used to live. He spent a good portion of his time watering and manicuring the lawn.
"It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong."