Today is Thursday, September 2nd, 2010; Karen's Korner #1899

Plants and growing are a fun dialogue of Karen's Korner this week.
Two new responses that need to be passed along this morning:
From Val:  "Today is Good Neighbor Day, at least here in Cedar Rapids. One of the local florists gives out six free roses to every person that comes. The only stipulation is that you are to give five to neighbors and keep one for yourself. It's hard trying to decide with whom to share the roses. This morning I picked up another neighbor  at 7 a.m. and the two of us went to the florists.
"We then came home with a dozen roses. I had visited the Good Will store yesterday to buy a dozen bud vases. So we were all set.  We had so much fun delivering the flowers that we didn't keep any for ourselves.  As a result we had neighbors starting the day with big smiles on their faces, and in return we got lots of hugs."
From 'star X' (email address):  "We had a tree (a dead tree) used for our Easter Cross in our chuch this year.  It was a large cross, about 7 or 8 feet tall and dead.  We had it in the church for some time before EASTER and we were getting ready to take it out of the church after Easter, when I noticed a tiny bud starting to form on the place where Christ's hand would have been.  It continued to grow to about six inches. We all watched in amazement how this dead tree came back to life or tried to. (You can draw your own conclusions in regard to the Easter story). Someone decided to cut the part off and try to plant it.  Well, as soon as we did, it died."
Heart warming!