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Re: Fw: Ode to the Catalogs/Now HHA

LOL Daryl...items # 1-3 say it all:-)

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com>
> Kitty, Marge and all, I think it's about time we memorized this: 
> The Horticultural Helpers Anonymous (HHA) Creed.
>   1. I want it.
>   2. I want it all.
>   3. I want it now.
>   4. If it will not grow in my zone or is prohibitively
> expensive, I want it most of all.
>   5. I am perfectly willing to forego any necessities of life
> such as food for my children in order to have it.
>   6. I recognize my horticultural dependency.
>   7. I recognize your horticultural dependency.
>   8. I will willingly aid and abet your dependency, as you will
> mine.
>   9. This makes us infinitely happy.
>  10. Any money not spent by virtue of comparison shopping equals
> found money and therefore is not counted as spending.
>  11. More is more!
>  12. Regardless of my previous desire for, planning for, or need
> of any plant, if all the others have it, I must have one, too.
>  13. If I have planted all that I have already purchased, I must
> immediately purchase additional plants.
>  14. We believe in owning all plants, we believe in sowing all
> seeds, and owning all catalogs and books related to feeding our
> needs. If there be any plant that is virtuous, lovely, or of good
> report or praiseworthy, we seek after these.
> At this point, it is customary to recite one's VISA card number,
> from memory only, please.
> -----------------------------------
> This creed began life around 1994 in the Gardening Roundtable of
> GEnie.  It was refined and condensed by Denise Beck, a CompuServe
> Garden Forum member.
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