Re: OT: Poor Man's Orchid
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- Subject: Re: OT: Poor Man's Orchid
- From: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
- Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 14:00:17 -0600 (MDT)
On Thu, 4 Jun 1998, Sharon McAllister wrote:
> Now, a question for our historians:
> Who coined the phrase "Poor
> Man's Orchid" and when?
> I picked it up from Gene Hunt, =
> back in the fifties -- but got the
> impression that it was a very
> old saying.
> Sharon McAllister
I am not an historian but am considered to be somewhat of an
antique and an old fogey. Perhaps, Mrs. Mathews of the Iris Test Gardens,
College Place, WA, coined the phrase "Poor Man's Orchid" or even
"Depression Orchid". She used these terms in the preface (greeting) of
her price list each year.
Enid Lake, MS 7/8