Her favorite flower was hated by most.
It grew prolifically in her yard and gardens, despite her son-in-law’s insistence that it deserved nothing more than discarding. But she enjoyed the poor-woman’s bouquets that the dandelions afforded her. Turns out my grandmother’s insistence that the seemingly worthless mustard blossoms be given full reign ensured the early spring food for the truly valuable bees on her farm.
Still today I can’t witness a bee dining on a dandelion without thinking of grandmom. My new farm has more lion’s teeth (“dent de lion”) than I personally would like.
But I can’t help rejoice when the parachuting seeds take flight and spread the promise of many more poor-woman’s bouquets.
I’m thankful for memories of my precious grandmother who saw value even where others saw none. Who had very little, but knew she was wealthy. “Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value…[but] the blessing of the Lord brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.” Proverbs 10:2 and 22
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