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Re: Collecting

She does, so does Kitty, Zem, Jesse, etc.....

On 8/2/05, Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net> wrote:
> Noreen, I thought you collected animals in need of a home.  Hmmm....  ;>)
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> Of TeichFlora@aol.com
> Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 9:45 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Collecting
> What is there besides plants and books???   HA!  Just  kidding.  Actually I
> really don't think I actively collect anything now  other than plants
> ......mostly epiphytes ( orchids, bromeliads, ferns,  etc), bonsai,
> caudiciforms, Tx.
> native plants, and some tropical fruits (thanks  to Jim) .  I personally
> think
> that people that collect, don't really do so  because they necessarily like
> the items, it's more of an  addiction.  Hi, my name is Noreen, and I'm a
> compulsive collector.   AGH!
> In my lifetime I've collected so many things, many of which I no  longer
> collect, others of which I add to on occasion, but unfortunately I think  I
> still
> have all the collections, or at least that I know of. I usually  tend to
> collect things that are difficult to find or limited, this way it  keeps my
> compulsion to a manageable minimum (size and price  wise).   Geeze, do I
> really want
> to divulge all this in  public???  Perhaps it's like therapy??  One good
> thing, is that I've  begun to actually make use of things....well perhaps
> not
> really USE them, but at  least display them and get them out of boxes.
> What's the
> point of having  things if they are in boxes, right??  But it makes me
> wonder,
> why do we  collect things that really have no use???
> The one thing that I do still actively seem to add to despite knowing  we
> have enough already, although I would not call it a collection...but rather
> accumulation, like the books.......holiday decorations.  I love holidays
> and
> decorating the house.  I think I like the change in scenery more than
> anything.
> Probably why I like plants.....each season brings on a whole new  look.
> It's
> like Christmas to open the boxes and take out the decorations  for the
> upcoming holiday.  When I have to box everything back up again is  when I
> wonder
> about my sanity, what was I thinking???   (smile)
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 7/28/2005 5:54:45 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> So what  do you collect?  besides plants.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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