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RE: Job's tears

I was at our local Catholic bookstore on Friday and they had an antique
Job's tears rosary that someone had dropped off at the store some time
ago. Because it has been blessed, it could not be sold and they were
just looking for the right person to give it a new home...they very
graciously offered it to me and at first I was too surprised at their
generosity to accept but they did convince me that they wanted me to
have it...what a lovely gesture on their part and now I have a beautiful
model to follow in making my own rosary.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Thu 09/09, Bonnie & Bill Morgan < wmorgan972@ameritech.net > wrote:
From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto: wmorgan972@ameritech.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 08:24:39 -0400
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Job's tears

I've not personally done that, Melody, but I do remember other seed pods
as<br>a child that were strung together to fashion jewelry (not to
mention, the<br>kindergarten favorite Pasta, as a safe form of jewelry
for toddlers to<br>wear.) I also remember getting a necklace or two as a
pre-teen warning the<br>seeds that were strung together were highly
toxic and a small amount could<br>be fatal. If memory serves, we either
used a darner or a yarn needle to<br>pierce the seeds and to string them
at the same time. <br><br>Let me know how your venture turns, out
Melody. It sounds like fun!!!<br><br>Blessings,<br>Bonnie (SW OH - zone
5) Who is running on 3 1/2 hours sleep thanks to a<br>large number of
hungry little puppies!<br><br>-----Original Message-----<br>From:
owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf<br>Of Kitty<br>Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 9:12 AM<br>To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Job's tears<br><br>We've had
it in the display gardens, but I'm pretty sure it is
tender<br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From: "Melody"
<mhobertm@excite.com><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Wednesday,
September 08, 2004 5:54 AM<br>Subject: [CHAT] Job's tears<br><br><br>>
At a family reunion this summer I was introduced to a plant called
Job's<br>> tears. Some research reveals this to be Coix lacryma-jobi, a
plant known<br>> since at least 2000 b.c. to be both a source for food
and for decorative<br>> beads. It's an annual grass that self seeds
readily, which produces<br>> these beautiful little shiny grey seed pods
which are easily punctured<br>> and strung like beads. They are often
used to make rosaries and in fact<br>> this is how they are known in my
husband's family. His great great<br>> grandmother grew this plant and
made rosaries out of the seed pods. So I<br>> grabbed a bag full of the
dried seeds and am giving this a try. Anybody<br>> on the list ever
worked with these? Also grabbed a separate bag full of<br>> to plant in
spring so I can have

my own ornamental Job's Tears grass.<br>> Anybody ever grown this? TIA
for any help.<br>><br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>> "The most
beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>> --Albert
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