This is a small section of Shirl's GRASS. She still lets dandelions grow so I can blow the parachutes and make more next year. LOL
I see perfect yards now, just one kind of grass in the whole yard. When I was growing up yards that were green were great, not matter what kind of green it was. And what would a yard have been without Dandy Lion’s to blow on and send little parachutes flying in the wind. I loved to do that. My dad showed me how to split the stem and make a noise maker out of it.
Yes and I could look for a long time in the clover for a four leaf one. If I could not find a four leaf clover, I would take a big clover and pull one leaf off, then split the other two, voila, four leafs. It seldom fooled anyone. Now most folks know that a four leaf clove is a mutation, abnormal. Sherry and I used to eat our lunch on the hill overlooking the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. Seldom did a day go by that we did not find a four leaf clover. What does that tell you? The Mutation or Abnormal is normal in the D.C. area. LOL
I remember the little weed with a head on it, the Foxtail. IF you knew how, you could double the stem over itself and pull the weed fast and shoot the little head. It never went over three or four feet, but it would shoot. You could use the stems to fish for doodle bugs in the yard. I could sit for hours saying ‘Doodle bug, doodle bug your house is on fire.’ (was there anymore to that little ditty?”) With the stem in the hole you could see it wiggle then pull you up a doodle bug.
What was fun for me as a child now has become the enemy. Everyone wants to eradicate them.
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