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Re: Re: Re: Lots of questions...need help re lilies & peonies especially...


How funny! Annie Oakley wasn't so accomodating. I alway had a Girl Scout
knife in my pocket and was called upon many times to dig rock salt out
of other kid's arms and "ahem" other spots where they got shot w/ that
rock salt. I was told it burned like fire. But I had to do it, because
if their parents found out they would have been hurting much worse....


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 4/9/2004 2:19:19 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Lots of questions...need help re lilies & peonies   especially...

> Pam,

> We had an old lady down the street from us when I was growing up on the

> south side of Chicago.  Hers was the oldest house in the neighborhood -

> probably the only house years ago, then sold the rest off to be developed.

> We called her the goat lady because she used to walk her goats down the

> alley.  Later I found out her name was Sweetie - really - said so on her

> doorbell.  She had these marvelous huge old cherry trees and it was a

> neighborhood get-together once a year for all the men to bring their ladders

> and shake the limbs and the kids would fill the grocery bags with cheeries -

> a bag for Sweetie and a bag for your own family.  Naturally, I always seemed

> to get called home for my bath in the middle of cherry collecting.

> 

> Kitty

> 

> ----- Original Message ----- 

> From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>

> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 9:13 PM

> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Lots of questions...need help re lilies & peonies

> especially...

> 

> 

> > I would have gobbled the cherries. We had a lady in my neighborhood

> > growing up who had marvelous cherry trees, but she was an ornery old

> > cuss and kept a double barreled shotgun full of rock salt handy to shoot

> > anyone she saw in her trees. Don't remember her actual name, we called

> > her Annie Oakley - LOL.

> >

> >

> > Pam Evans

> > Kemp, TX

> > zone 8A

> > ----- Original Message -----

> > From: Cersgarden@aol.com

> > Sent: 4/8/2004 9:43:42 AM

> > To: gardenchat@hort.net

> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lots of questions...need help re lilies & peonies

> especially...

> >

> > > In a message dated 4/8/04 3:59:12 AM, mhobertm@excite.com writes:

> > >

> > > << I know my grandmother, thrifty woman

> > > that she was...sigh, I really miss her sometimes and really wish she

> > > could have seen my gardens. >>

> > >

> > > Melody, my mothers father was a truck farmer in Missouri.  He lost one

> of his

> > > hands and part of the arm in a hunting accident but could work that hoe

> with

> > > one hand.  I would visit them during the summer to help him.  He would

> not let

> > > me pick strawberries because I would eat to many so instead I had to

> pick

> > > cherries.  My mother frequently says 'I wish my dad could see your

> garden'.

> > >     Ceres

> > >

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