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Re: Irisgirl how grand!

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Irisgirl how grand!
  • From: "Francesca R. Thoolen" <irisgirl@attbi.com>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2002 06:13:14 -0800

Hi Bill, The first iris I saw was about 1960 or earlier. It was a tall
bearded and 'brown'. It was given to me among others by a friend's mother so
I was about 39. It promptly died after bloom due to 'abuse', i.e., it was
planted on an uphill slope with the growing end facing outward so the poor
plant couldn't go anywhere and whatever water it did get was minimal. I was
working at the University of California Library at the time so I went to the
stacks to find out all about irises and why it didn't make it. I learned
about the American Iris Society's bulletins and did I read! So there you are
... and by way, there are a lot of those things you mention I did not see
happen, my mother did!


----- Original Message -----
From: <oneofcultivars@aol.com>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 12:01 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Irisgirl how grand!

> Lets see if I've got this about right. Your 80 so ...........
> You might have been around during or soon after the completion of the
> transcontinental railroad.
> You saw the invention of practical flight in those new fangled airplanes.
> You saw the first airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
> Your mother or grandmother probably related stories directly to you of the
> Civil War, the Trail of Tears and so much more!
> You saw a war or two when the outcome was not known.
> You saw men walk on the moon!
> Now my history may not be exactly right.
> But, what I want to know is how old when you first saw an iris, the first
> iris you saw, what did you think, and probably a lot, lot more.
> Bill
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