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Thursday night was really unkind to iris growers in MS - tornadoes, wind, hail; you 
name it.  Yesterday, at show set-up, most North Mississippi Lakes Iris Society  
members were gloomy as to the prospects of a good show.  But, the show must go 
on, and it did.  Members of our small society brought in 182 stalks, most show-
worthy with very little damage, surprisingly.

Yours truly had Best Specimen with his own creation of VIOLET SHIMMER! :-)
I also had the best seedling, described as a greyed lavender bi-tone with a fiery red 

Billie Lynn Jones won the AIS Silver Medal and Truman Scarborough won the 
Bronze Medal.

It was tiring for some of the old folks like me, but it was a lot of fun, too.

Walter Moores
Enid Lake, MS USA 7/8

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