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- Subject: Re: CATALOGS
- From: Dorothy Fingerhood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 20:38:55 -0600 (MDT)
At 05:44 PM 5/28/98 -0600, you wrote:
And they were the kind that have to be licked. Yuck! Anyhow,
>that many catalogs will get in today's mail. Maybe I'll have to pick up
>some stamps of other denominations, and have to lick 2 for each catalog.
Yuck! is right. How about using a dampened sponge to "lick" em? :-)
I just came in from my nightly garden inspection, Lorraine, where I
discovered something I think you'd want to know about. Last year I
received 9 irises from you. Due to a miserable winter, not too many will
bloom this year--not at all unusual here. But one that is blooming is
unfortunately not what I expected it to be.
Before I replaced it with something "more modern," I used to grow AZURE
APOGEE (Durrance by Long, 1967), and I remember what it looked like pretty
well. I am quite sure that the "Azure Apogee" I purchased from you is
incorrect. It is a nice blue iris, on the order of SAPPHIRE HILLS
coloring, with a bit more lavender tone. And, it has a white beard.
The real AZURE APOGEE is a "light blue self, deep blue beard," according to
the checklist, and that is the way I remember it. The beard was rather
striking, similar to CODICIL, but not quite as dark, and the iris not quite
as modern in form.
I am only passing this on for your information, and not as a "complaint.".
I know the old ones are tricky. I have several others from other places
that are not what they were supposed to be, either! Keeps us on our toes!
I wish you perserverance in stamp licking, and am looking forward to the