~Day Of Gratitude~ 2012

Day 145

Okay … goofy one for you. There were oleanders growing where I grew up. I never ate one. I’m grateful. (They are deadly, in case you didn’t know!)

Some of you who know what we are going through here may wonder about these posts and why I joke around. This is, of course, one of my ways of coping. But these flowers, too, remind me of my mom. When she heard that people were removing them so their children wouldn’t eat them she sort of laughed and said since when did kids eat plants or something like that. (Of course now I think many parents would remove them and wisely so, but it was true … it never occurred to me to snack on a plant! Not even the edible ones!)

Ah, my dear, dear mother …