Good morning, Sharon. How I enjoyed your article as I read it with my first cup of coffee! Now that you are a grandmother yourself (and me, too) it's easy to understand why Granny Ninna kept all your treasures, isn't it? I've pressed many a flower in the family Bible myself, usually off a spray for a loved one's grave. But I remember that my grandmother's Bible held four-leaved clovers, carnations, roses, poems, and other mementos, the value of which was known only to Granny, whom I love dearly, just as you love Granny Ninna, Aunt Bett and your very own mother.
I learned much from your research and appreciate the added knowledge your article provided as well. Hope you have a lucky day, dear!
It was an interesting article to write, too. It seems that wherever "shamrocks" grow, they aren't always the same botanical plant. They usually do look very much alike. Wood sorrel seems to be most common, though, particularly in association with St. Patrick.
I think spring is just outside my door today, and I hope for you, too.
Thanks for writing.
Sharon, Happy St Paddy's day! The article is a treasure itself! I have oxalis as houseplants and I just love the way they are in constant bloom, such happy cheerful little plants.
Thank you for sharing this timely piece of your history with us.
Aren't they the happiest little things? I lost my two when we had the ice storm and I had no power for 2 weeks. They were the only houseplants that did not survive, and will be replaced very soon. One of them was quite old, and had been given to me by a friend, but they both were mourned.
Luck and sunshine to you today. Thank you for writing.