My mom didn't give me any wormseed tonic hadn't heard of that one and was surprised growing up in the country but she did take me to the doctor to see why I wouldn't eat meat and he told her the same thing as the doc told your mom I was a little bitty thang too lol Still to this day I'm not much of a meat eater but can't resist a nice greasy cheese burger a couple times a year :)
I wish he had told her I didn't have to eat spinach too lol
LOL, I can just picture them dragging you outta the attic by your ankles, Sharon! Great story!
I can't find the plant in plantfiles--there are others known as wormseed, but they don't look like that one. I'm always looking for your plants in my neck of the KY woods...not that I'm tempted to put that one in my mouth. Eeeew!
There were patterns. Families created their own patterns. Everyone born to that family had to fit the pattern.
I didn't quite fit. I think I spent my whole childhood trying to convince my family that it was OK that I didn't fit.
My only tight fit was with Nin and Aunt Bett, and sometimes I think they, too, were a bit concerned about me.
I see now that their intentions were good, their values were strong, and most of their words weren't wasted. And even though I spent 37 years of my life in a classroom filled with students, I somehow still feel more at home alone in the woods.
Isn't being a misfit wonderful? I, too, have always enjoyed wandering alone through nature's peaceful beauty. I still spend as much time in the woods as I can, weather permitting. My Dad said I've always been a misfit, and from what I've seen of our dysfunctional family, I consider it a compliment, lol.
Once I reach my goal weight, my reward will be this t-shirt:
Think how boring life would be if we were all the same! I worked in a HS for years, and loved the goofy kids or the ones with purple hair. My daughter has followed in my footsteps, and works with the kids that don't fit in. I'm so proud of her.
Once one of my students asked me to write a letter of recommendation for him for the graduate school at the U. of Colorado. When I first knew him he was a real rebel -- I think he shaved his head while everyone else was wearing hippy outfits and long hair. But he underwent a transformation--so I got to observe him first as a rebel and later as a straight A serious researcher. He got in to the U. of Colorado graduate school and I always what happened to him after that.
Another great article about a plant that I have never come across before! You have lived an interesting life and I am so glad that write/share it with us♥
I need to buy the shirt (or vest) that says that I don't fit those moldy molds. I have managed to 'conform' at times through the years, but I come from a family that had always acknowledged that it wasn't exactly full of normal people, and we like ourselves that way. LOL!