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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Sharon entitled "What Matters Most is th' Moon".
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vic
Sep 19, 2013 11:20 AM CST
for your dear Aunt Bett Lovey dubby

Lovely photo too Sharon!
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Sharon
Sep 19, 2013 11:30 AM CST
Thanks Vic.

I'm trying to collect as many of her little sayings as I can remember and/or find. With her, everything was a lesson, even the moon. Seems like if it didn't come with a lesson, it wasn't important. Smiling

I have a few that I wrote down at the time she said them. Those are the best, better than the ones I just remember. Kinda like recipes for living, or something like that.
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vic
Sep 19, 2013 12:13 PM CST
My dad had a lot of colloquialisms that I still repeat a lot. Yes, they are just like recipes for living. And because you heard them so much growing up, they touch your heart every time you say them Lovey dubby
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MaryE
Sep 19, 2013 2:10 PM CST
Wise woman, your Aunt Bett. I'm glad you absorbed a lot of what she tried to teach you, living in harmony with nature. She probably also planted everything according to the phases of the moon.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Sharon
Sep 19, 2013 2:18 PM CST
That she did, Mary, along with Ninna: http://garden.org/ideas/view/Sharon/261/Planting-by-the-Ligh...
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MaryE
Sep 19, 2013 8:53 PM CST
Oh, thank you!!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 25, 2013 7:45 PM CST
Well, it does make perfect sense. And you explained a lot of it in your article you posted the link for. We know the moon affects the tides & quite strongly at that. It's an awesomely powerful force that can govern the oceans! There have been documented studies that are well respected by the professional community that when the moon is full there are more accidents causing pets to have to visit the vet or ER. It's a fact. The #'s prove it. More babies are born. The #'s prove it. If you think about it logically; it makes perfect sense that the sap would be rising when the moon is waxing & therefor the fence posts would be full of moisture.
People like Aunt Bett & Ninna didn't need scientific studies to tell them these things were true; they saw the evidence with their own eyes. For hundreds & hundreds of years observations were made & conclusions drawn & time bore out the truth of those conclusions. These people relied on these things they or their forebearers had learned in order to live; to grow food so they could eat & to fence their plots & build their homes. This was not just old wives tales or folklore or gibberish or superstition. These things had been proven over time & the knowledge was handed down from generation to generation so the future generations could live & be fruitful. We do well to heed the lessons of generations that came before us. They are the learned ones.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 25, 2013 7:49 PM CST
And that's what I've been trying to tell everybody for years, Anni!!
Thank you.
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 25, 2013 7:54 PM CST
No, thank YOU. I tip my hat to you.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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