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libellule
Fountain, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 22, 2008
7:16 AM

Post #5300406

You hanging over the edge of the cliff and Aunt Bett below with the croker sack.
There have been a few times I could have used this plant for bruises, wish I had know about it before now.
Another good article.
Jackie
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

July 22, 2008
12:09 PM

Post #5300786

Sharon, as usual, your stories about Aunt Bett are too good to be missed. I feel as though I'm right there with you in that story and I can hear Aunt Bett speaking! What a treasure you and she both are.
senlarrs
Harrisburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 22, 2008
1:03 PM

Post #5300953

Look forward to your stories about your Aunt Bett! Reminds me about my GreatGrandmother! Thanks for sharing.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 22, 2008
1:09 PM

Post #5300970

You are a gifted writer. Have you seen the movie "The Song Gatherer" with Meryl Streep? Very much like your Aunt Bett. Were you to gather your essays and write a book it would be on #1 best sellers list.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 22, 2008
1:32 PM

Post #5301070

Another story which gives us more insight into Aunt Bett's spirituality...
loved it..
dryad57
Scottsburg, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 22, 2008
2:02 PM

Post #5301196

What a wonderful way to start the day - another adventure with Aunt Bett!! Now, I'm wondering about that Tarzan yell...
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2008
2:20 PM

Post #5301282

It has been storming this morning, and though I was so glad to have the rain, I had to wait till the lightning was over before opening DG.

So it is very nice to read all your comments. Thanks so much to all of you.
Sure wish Aunt Bett was here to read all these encouraging words.

The Song Gatherer did bring back memories as well as a tear or two.

As for a book...well, I am thinking seriously about it.

And Jackie, we didn't call it a croker sack till the men used it when they went frog gigging.
Yuck.

Thank you all again. You brightened up this rainy morning considerably.
Sharon
dryad57
Scottsburg, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 22, 2008
2:33 PM

Post #5301350

As for that book... you should be doing something more than just thinking about it...
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2008
2:43 PM

Post #5301395

I am, Dryad, I promise.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

July 22, 2008
3:28 PM

Post #5301634

I think it will be a best seller even if only your fans on DG buy it!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2008
3:36 PM

Post #5301685

Thanks Gloria.
Since the silent Tarzan movie was the only one I had seen, I do hate to remember what I might have yelled out loud enough to bounce around all over the mountains. I can still yodel though, well, I haven't tried lately, but how would one put that in a book?

Thanks for writing.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 22, 2008
3:40 PM

Post #5301703

I can notate it for you if you sing into a phone . . .
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

July 22, 2008
3:41 PM

Post #5301714

I can just see the cat's faces when that happens!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2008
3:45 PM

Post #5301732

It would be a good idea if you turned the sound down really low on your phone Carrie. I would hate to break your crystal and crack your windows.

Ahhh, Gloria, the cats are used to me. Jazz sings too...

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 22, 2008
3:55 PM

Post #5301770

Got no crystal, Sharon, LOL, me, with crystal?
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2008
3:58 PM

Post #5301783

How 'bout those beautiful blue flower pots.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 22, 2008
4:07 PM

Post #5301828

They're all outside - nowhere near the phone. Besides, you would have to have an exceptionally clear pure and strong singing voice to make them vibrate. (Haven't you read all that in Wind Chimes yet? Maybe not. . .)
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

July 22, 2008
4:46 PM

Post #5302021

As long as you continue writing about Aunt Bett, she lives on.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2008
4:53 PM

Post #5302062

Well, she certainly has taken on a place of honor in my life. Guess she was there all the time just waiting for me to notice.

I told my 4 year old grandson about her recently...his "gate, gate, gate Aunt Bett". He has trouble with his r's, BUT he likes to garden too.
Pamgarden
Central, VA
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2008
5:01 PM

Post #5302094

I didn't realize this was an Aunt Bett story until I opened the thread--then what a double surprise. Love Solomon's Seal. Love Aunt Bett.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2008
7:55 PM

Post #5302868

Thanks, Pam.
Glad you enjoyed it.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 22, 2008
8:23 PM

Post #5303015

My mother brought me and my sister up on tales of her grandmother, Emma. (Not so much my little brothers . . .) I always knew my baby would be a girl and when she was (of course) I named her Emma. It's my way of giving my girls a sense of family history, to name them after my family heroines and then tell the kids about WHAT their name means to me!

So go for it, telling your grandson about Aunt Bett, and the rest of the cast of characters!

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 22, 2008
10:36 PM

Post #5303661

So many good points in this thread. One thing I like about gardening is that it makes me feel like I'm carrying on the traditions of my family. I started growing vegetables this year and I chose a lot of heirloom varieties. As I was planting my Kentucky Wonder beans I read that they were first introduced around 1864 and I wondered if my great-great-great grandpa (who fled Virginia to fight for the Union in Kentucky) had planted or eaten that same variety of beans.

I was just up in WV last week visiting grandma, and I was searching all the pawpaw trees Grandpa planted in search of Zebra Swallowtail caterpillars (found one, too). I brought back some seeds hoping I can have some of the same trees that my Grandpa planted. It's great how our gardens can help preserve the traditions and cherished memories of our loved ones. I'm glad to hear so many of you are sharing your stories with your children!

Melanie
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 22, 2008
10:47 PM

Post #5303737

Thanks Mellie, nice to hear from you. I was just outside checking my black bromelaids...looking great!!!

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 22, 2008
10:49 PM

Post #5303753

All right! Can't wait until we get the follow up article on your gothic garden!
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

July 22, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #5304028

Gothic garden? Ooh, what a charming idea. It would offset nicely a moon garden, wouldn't it?
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #5304116

Well, now that's another idea.
A few months ago I decided to plant a black garden, and have been planning it since. It was a fun article, but wow the responses and the ideas that came from it!!! Check it out, if you want, I could not believe all the lists of black plants I got. Then Mellie, above sent me some black bromelaids...since the garden is not in place yet, I am still collecting. I also received some penny black seeds from Canada and they are blooming...also from Virginia, I have black hollyhock seeds which I will plant in the fall.
And with a moon garden...hmmmmmmmmmm...might just have to expand my ideas.

Anyway, click on my name to find the list of articles, and way down at the bottom somewhere you will find "The Black Garden", the article is OK, not Aunt Bett, but it is the lists that follow that are so great!!!

I think it will be so gorgeous when i get it all together.
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

July 23, 2008
10:58 AM

Post #5306122

Are you going to include some "black" daylilies? Or one with a name like Nosferatu, which is dark but not black?
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2008
2:40 PM

Post #5306934

Have two "black" daylilies, and one black iris already...both were gifts years ago and are noids. So yes, I plan to use them.

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