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They're Zinnia's I Say!
By Cles A. Wilson
Tuesday, August 13, 2002

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(I'm telling you the truth! WE planted Zinnia's!)

TO: Mr. Season Garden, General Manager of Blooming Flowers, Inc.
FROM: Mrs. Cles Wilson, (I Should Have Stayed In The Closet Gardner)
SUBJECT: Zinnia’s
BCC: Charming Daughter (Who Refused To Align Her Name With Me)

Mr. Garden, This memo is to express my disappointment in the non-growth and development of my Zinnia’s that I planted with great enthusiasm a year ago for a Mother’s Day Project with my daughter. You assured both my daughter and I that the Zinnia’s, which we planted, would be no trouble and we would have these lovely flowers to look at and be proud of for years to come.

Is it just me? What strung out of our flowerbed the first year in NO WAY even REMOTELY resembled the picture that was on the package. To this day, I cannot CLASSIFY what exactly came out of the earth. Only God knows and he decided to stay mum on this issue.

The number one statement used by the men in my house, after the seedlings began to spout was and I QUOTE: “WHAT DID YOU SAY YOU PLANTED?” (Mr. Garden,you certainly will be able to examine the evidence to come to your own conclusion.)

My neighbors who actively moved about in their lovely gardens threw us looks of pity.

Miss Kitty, my mother, took one look, (she even removed her glasses for a better look) quoted her favorite statement. “As I Live and Breathe. Have Mercy.”

My brother the cop, had to verify we were breaking NO laws or city ordinances.

The site left my insurance appraiser speechless.

The last straw in this drama came from my SILENT planting partner, who stated quite bluntly “Mother Dear, stick to the fake stuff why don’t ya."

As a result of these impacting events, reactions and words and edged on by my daughter who knows what’s best for me in this matter, I have decided to return the flowerbeds with the Zinnia’s and obtain a credit towards purchasing your lovely displays of plastic plants. These will be planted strategically in my back yard!!!

Returns: Two (2) Flowerbeds of Zinnia’s

5th July 2001

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/9/2006
An adorable write, lovely!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Missy Cross 3/3/2006
Great comic piece! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the laugh.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/13/2002
heeheeHAAAA! :) Funny...sounds like something i'd do, i don't have the green thumb, kill everything i try to grow (or twinkie--twin sis--forgets to water the only plant i ever grew died a slow and painful death, i was living out of the house that time, came back, the plant was this **ittybitty** blackened shrunken thing...i like to have died, meself!). LOVE THIS...great write! (didja get the plastic flowers?) :) (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/13/2002
funny write!! hee hee!! love and ((HUGS)), your friend, karen lynn in texas.

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