I use to have this plant years ago when we lived on Buckingham back in the 1980s. I thought it
was a feisty little thing because the flowers stayed in bloom all year round. Even after all the
green leaves died those tiny little purple flowers would stay bloomed and fresh.
So I didn’t dare quit watering it.
I knew so little about plants back then (and I was too busy having and raising babies)
...that I was pleased I had kept those flowers alive.
I don’t remember what brought it on, but one day….many many months after the leaves had
died, I finally noticed the little purple flowers were fake! I had no idea. I didn't have much time to
think back in the 80s apparently. Not sure, but that purple flowered plant went in the garbage
immediately at that moment.
I was just thinking about that little plant on Buckingham as I look at all the plants I have now,
and how soon they will be moved from Filbert Avenue to Maine Avenue.
"Charity is accepting someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn't handle something the way we might have hoped...The best and most clear indicator that we are progressing spiritually and coming unto Christ is the way we treat other people..." -Marvin J. Ashton