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Commentary: The Sunflower Boy's Smile
| Bob Greene
Posted on 10/04/2009 4:36:18 PM PDT by Dallas59
On the morning of last year's annual Sunflower Fair in La Porte, Indiana, a family, appearing a little lost, walked up and down a crowded street, looking in vain for the table to sign up their entry. They carried a large sunflower with them.
If no one noticed the exhausted, grieving look in the family's eyes, that was understandable. The Sunflower Fair is a place of happy noise: rides and music and food booths. It is La Porte's fall festival, and people from across northwest Indiana come to spend a Saturday in the midst of the milling, chattering crowds.
The family silently bearing the large sunflower had never been to the fair before.
But this was important.
They finally located the entry table, and asked for a form. They carefully filled it out. Their flower was entered in the seed head category -- the one that judges the largest seed head, which is the circular area in the middle of a sunflower.
They wrote down the name of the person who had grown the sunflower:
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TOPICS: Gardening; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: sickness; sunflower
posted on 10/04/2009 4:36:19 PM PDT
You must have stock in Kleenex(tm) to post a story like this.
And now my monitor is all fuzzy.
posted on 10/04/2009 4:46:33 PM PDT
(God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
posted on 10/04/2009 5:24:21 PM PDT
(Your message here.)
You should have posted a hanky alert.
Poor little guy..
posted on 10/04/2009 5:28:46 PM PDT
(Women who behave rarely make history)
Thank you for posting it. Very sad.
posted on 10/04/2009 6:15:07 PM PDT
posted on 10/04/2009 6:33:41 PM PDT
( We're dealing with COMMUNISTS here, folks!)
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