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Re: RE: Pella Tulip Festival

I'm w/ you Melody - so much to learn, so little time!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Melody
Sent: 5/11/2004 12:03:13 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Pella Tulip Festival

> Bonnie: The shoemaker who hand makes all his wooden shoes (as his
> grandfather did in Holland) was so very kind enough to answer my many
> questions about how these lovely shoes are made and how well they wear.
> He said a well fitted pair of wooden shoes (no more than one finger
> width between heel and back of shoe) combined with a proper pair of
> woolen socks makes for very comfortable shoes that can be worn for
> years. I'm afraid I rather pestered the poor guy with all my questions
> but that kind of stuff absolutely fascinates me! There are so many
> things to learn about in this world...I don't think I can have enough
> time to learn as much about things as I would wish!
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Mon 05/10, Bonnie & Bill Morgan < wmorgan972@ameritech.net > wrote:
> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto: wmorgan972@ameritech.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 23:02:47 -0400
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Pella Tulip Festival
> Melody, I'm so glad you shared your trip with us! How wonderful! And
> I've<br>heard wooden shoes made for one's own feet are comfortable
> indeed. <br><br>Blessings,<br>Blessings,<br>Bonnie (SW OH - zone
> 5)<br><br>-----Original Message-----<br>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf<br>Of Melody<br>Sent:
> Sunday, May 09, 2004 11:09 PM<br>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject:
> [CHAT] Pella Tulip Festival<br><br>Thought I would share some photos
> from the very lovely Pella, Iowa 69th<br>Annual Tulip Festival. This
> town of 10,000 citizens plants in excess of<br>200,000 bulbs each year,
> not counting those planted by private citizens<br>and businesses, which
> brings the total to about double that. The tulips<br>are dug up every
> year and new ones are planted in the fall. WOW! What a<br>lot of
> work...but so beautiful, I can't hardly tell you! The large<br>windmill
> in the pictures is the tallest windmill in the US and is a<br>genuine,
> working mill that grinds corn and sells the flour. They give<br>tours of
> the entire windmill and the sight from 5 stories up on the<br>outside
> deck with the blades turning was something! We bought some of<br>the
> windmill bread made from this flour. The windmill was designed
> and<br>it's building supervised by a Dutch windmill architect and the
> upper<br>working half was built in Holland and then disassembled and
> brought back<br>to Pella for an 18 month rebuilding. The calliope in the
> pics. was built<br>in Belgium in the 1850's and still works and sounds
> great! Got to see<br>how they make wooden shoes...almost bought a pair!
> Pella is also home to<br>Wyatt Earps' boyhood home and we toured that as
> well. The many tulip<br>gardens are really something to see...wish you
> all could have been<br>there. Spent the entire day there and still feel
> like we didn't see<br>everything. Guess we'll have to go back next
> year!! :-)<br><br><br>
>     http://photos.yahoo.com/mhobertm<br><br>Melody,
> IA (Z 5/4)<br><br>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
> mysterious." <br>--A
> lbert
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