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Re: was Master Gardeners/now non-gardeners


Hmm. I haven't been able to kneel since about 1969. Even did the kneeling
part of our wedding standing up.

There were some women in a garden club that I frequently spoke to that I
thought didn't even know one end of a shovel from another. One of them in
particular would always be wearing a silk blouse and pearls, and the whole
group had perfect hair and manicures. They often spoke about having their
yardman do this or that. Most of their talk was about flower arranging, not

Imagine my surprise one day to come across the lot of them sweating (called
"glowing" here in the south), and digging and planting a memorial bed at the
library. And yes, the silk blouse and pearls lady was in there, too. I was
so impressed that I finally joined the club.

Some years later, that same group of women dug and planted a large 'Red
Sunset' Maple tree in a local park as a memorial for my mom. The pearls were
there, too. <smile>


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: was [CHAT] Cyclamen / now Master Gardeners

> Daryl,
> Sounds like you've had a tough time of it.  I remember when I had a car
> accident and damaged my shins - couldn't kneel or squat for a couple of
> years.  But at least my situation was temporary; yours is not.  I think
> people we are scoffing at are not people with any disability or even
> discomfort.  The "gardeners" we don't understand are the ones that won't
> (not can't) dig because it might ruin their manicure.
> Kitty

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