Did you ever live in a soddie or move by covered
wagon? My dad did both but he grew up in Colorado and western Kansas. His family
lost their soddie to the locusts and the resulting dust bowl ruined them like so
many other families. Two of his brothers were in world war 2 and many of
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Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 6:13
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Irisgirl how
Hi Bill, The first iris I saw was about 1960 or earlier. It
was a tall
bearded and 'brown'. It was given to me among others by a
friend's mother so
I was about 39. It promptly died after bloom due to
'abuse', i.e., it was
planted on an uphill slope with the growing end
facing outward so the poor
plant couldn't go anywhere and whatever water it
did get was minimal. I was
working at the University of California Library
at the time so I went to the
stacks to find out all about irises and why it
didn't make it. I learned
about the American Iris Society's bulletins and
did I read! So there you are
... and by way, there are a lot of those
things you mention I did not see
happen, my mother
----- Original Message
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 12:01
Subject: [iris-photos] Irisgirl how grand!
> Lets see if
I've got this about right. Your 80 so ...........
> You might have been
around during or soon after the completion of the
> You saw the invention of practical flight in those new
> You saw the first airplane flight across the
> Your mother or grandmother probably related stories
directly to you of the
> Civil War, the Trail of Tears and so much
> You saw a war or two when the outcome was not known.
saw men walk on the moon!
> Now my history may not be exactly
> But, what I want to know is how old when you first saw an iris,
> iris you saw, what did you think, and probably a lot, lot
> Your use of
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