Zinnias remind of mother, growing up, seeing beauty

Published 6:00 am Sunday, May 8, 2016

My mother’s flowers are my most vivid memory of my childhood age 5 to 8.

If it weren’t for my gardening, I think I would be so depressed that I couldn’t go on. I grow Zinnias — same as my mother did. One time, at my former house in Taylor, I saw a woman pulled over in her car in my driveway. I asked her what she was doing. She said she was enjoying my Zinnias. This compliment has made many a depressed day better. Thank you, Mama for brightening my life to this day.

Mama also grew four o’clocks, I would, at about age 8, watch the four o’clocks open at approximately 4 p.m. Thank you, Mama, for the memory of the beauty of God’s creation. Thank you, Mama, for brightening my life to this day.

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Mama didn’t work until my youngest brother was in first grade. I am thankful for the time I  had with my mother’s creative influence.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Judy Davis