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Re: Job's tears

How nice of them to share with you!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 6:27 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] 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 >
> 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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