Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wordful/Wordless Wednesday: Grandmother Willow?

We're celebrating a birthday today. To honor the Birthday Girl, we'd like to tell a little story, first.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved flowers. Her mother, who loved to garden, wanted to foster this love, so that it would grow...

...so the mother gave her daughter a small asparagus fern. The little girl named the tiny plant "Lacy," because of her delicate fronds.

Lacy shot up like a weed. And as children are wont to do, the little girl grew up, too, and moved away.

The mother nurtured Lacy. She transplanted the lovely fern more than a dozen times. When she gave Lacy her regular "hair cut," she rooted the fronds and propagated new plants, which she gave to her friends, neighbors, and the little old ladies at church.

As she nears middle age, Lacy wants you to know that she's healthy, and still growing strong, in the new pot she received to commemorate her birthday. She just turned 37. Hardly as old as Grandmother Willow, but all the wiser, nonetheless.

20 comments:

Darcel said...

What a cute story. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Quiet Mom said...

Cute story!

Tell Me Thursday said...

Happy Wordless Wednesday! We'd love to have you over at Tell Me thursday sometime too!

Susie said...

What a beautiful story! It reminds me of our family jade:-)

Octamom said...

That Lacy--she's grown up so fast!

Blessings!

mannequin said...

That is so beautiful! 37 years? I'm lucky to keep a plant alive for 6 months. How nice that over the years, she's spread the love.

Happy Birthday birthday girl!

Sweet Annabelle said...

Really neat story! A live link to the past - rare!

Michelle said...

That is so very cool! And I love how she was named Lacey. Absolutely appropriate :) And cute.

S Club Mama said...

Very cute. I need plants in my house...

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Wow! That's one hearty fern!

Michelle said...

What a wonderfully creative WW! I have a potted plant that is 27 years old and counting. :)

Jen said...

what a great story.

T~T said...

cool story - I kill all green in my house!

MommaD said...

Wow, 37!!! Happy WW!

Marrdy said...

37 is pretty old for a plant. And what an amazing story. Lacy is still very beautiful!

Bear Bunch said...

Love the story!! Thanks for sharing.

BK said...

Happy Birthday Lacy. I can consider her my sister since she is older than me. :)

Mrs4444 said...

37? Holy cow!

Genny said...

Very cool story. Loved this!

Deb said...

Great story! I can't even keep a plant alive for 37 days...

Have a great holiday weekend!