Friday, April 06, 2012

April LDL

Bring a friend 
Jerry's email arrived today announcing this month's LDL meeting. His timely reminders have been especially helpful this year because the weather has been so unlike itself. We didn't have winter up here this year so I had to count on Jerry's LDL announcements to keep me from being calendrically challenged.

The April LDL will be held on

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 11:30 AM

at "Jimmies" in Mint Hill.


"We hope you'll join us. Spread the word! Invite other classmates to come! Even better, bring someone with you! Be sure YOU, come!

For answers to any conceivable lunch questions, please contact Mary (Sue Banks) Burnett,


Plan to join us. You'll be glad you did!  -JG"


I'm sure Mary Sue will enhance the event with her creative theme and decorations.  She's good at that stuff.

Flowers for Mom

 Now, if it were up to me...and you're very fortunate that it's not...I would decorate Jimmies on Tuesday with my favorite flowers,


Those are the real flowers of spring.  At least in my yard.  The name comes from the French word for describing the sharp, "lion's tooth" shape of their leaves, "Dent-de-Lion."

 Dandelion Facts from the Internet:

"The dandelion flower opens to greet the morning and closes in the evening to go to sleep.

Up until the 1800s people would pull grass out of their lawns to make room for dandelions and other useful “weeds” like chickweed, and chamomile."

Every year Americans spend millions on lawn pesticides to have uniform lawns of non-native grasses, (no dandelions!) and we use 30% of the country’s water supply to keep them green."

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One other fact about dandelions, it's said that you can put them in salads and eat them.

However, I would strongly advise against it.   I tried it once early in the Spring back in the '60's and finally discovered what T.S. Elliot meant in the first line of his otherwise undecipherable poem The Waste Land...about April being the cruelest month.


"April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain."
- T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land, 1922