Field Poppies, the Memorial Flower

By Sharon
May 27, 2013

Sometimes when we are going full blast ahead and not paying a bit of attention to anything around us, something stunning catches our eyes and an old truth simply slaps us right in the face. It happened to me when I saw the poppies.

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Aug 17, 2015 8:08 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
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This article brought back memories for me too.
We were required to memorize the poem in school many years ago.
I also learned more about these poppies.
I did not know the seeds were so hardy as to contribute to the soil seed bank.
I sow some every year.

Wouldn't it be great if all our High ways had flowers growing along them,
as Lady Bird Johnson had tried to implement?
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Aug 17, 2015 1:32 PM CST
Name: Sharon
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Thanks Caroline, I truly agree with you!
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