Blog post: I didn't have no ribbons: **blinking back tears**

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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Oct 11, 2012 11:56 AM CST
wow....

you've made me speechless, my friend
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My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 11, 2012 12:27 PM CST
Sorry, didn't mean to make you cry.

But all this talk about daylilies just brought that memory to the front of my mind. And I can see her clear as day when she handed the brown paper bag to me. She had on her best blue flowered dress with a lighter blue apron over it. She always wore an apron. Her white hair frizzed around her face in the heat of August, but the back was coiled in a braid and circled the center back of her head. And she grinned when she said, 'Don't you ever forget your roots.'

Then handed me that very thing, a bag of roots.
A sort of secret double talk between her and me.
A priceless gift. Lovey dubby
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CDsSister
Oct 11, 2012 12:52 PM CST


Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

May I use your quote and a bit of the background in some of my genealogy writing?

As you know, I think it is important to know and remember our "roots." It is great you have such a tangible reminder.

My eyes were a bit full too.

I shall think of you as our Kentucky Mountain Storyteller. Wish I had the gift to find the tender parts.



Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 11, 2012 12:56 PM CST
Feel free to use whatever I share, Marilyn. Thank you, the tender parts are from the way I was raised.
I'm very thankful for all the tender parts. Smiling
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Oct 11, 2012 1:12 PM CST
Sharon, thanks for sharing your special memories with us today, made my eyes fill up too. Group hug
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Samigal
Oct 11, 2012 1:24 PM CST
I too felt the tears build up, tears of joy. To have such wonderful memories is truly a great gift to have and share with all of us. I love your stories, when I see you added another story I can't wait to click on it and read. Group hug
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 11, 2012 1:39 PM CST
I love all your daylily banners, Margaret!
Thank you for sharing them.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 11, 2012 1:41 PM CST
Pegi!!! You sneaked in when I wasn't looking.
Happy to share my old memories, thank you for reading them.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Oct 11, 2012 1:42 PM CST
*Blush* I tip my hat to you.
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vic
Oct 11, 2012 3:34 PM CST
Crying Crying Crying Tears here too Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

What a gift - what a memory - what a heart touching story - thank you Thumbs up

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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 11, 2012 3:39 PM CST
My Ninna was a very memorable woman.
And I've been diggin' daylilies.
So . . .
Thank you, Vic.
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Name: Brenda
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bsavage
Oct 20, 2012 11:25 AM CST
Beautiful, Sharon, just beautiful.
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 20, 2012 11:31 AM CST
Thanks Brenda.
Beautiful Ninna, beautiful flowers. Good, strong roots. Smiling
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