Mudcat Café message #1504687 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82171   Message #1504687
Posted By: Charmion
19-Jun-05 - 09:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: I Remember Father
Subject: RE: BS: I Remember Father
My Dad taught us the names of the trees and wild flowers, and the folk beliefs associated with them. Sage must be planted by a woman; plant a rowan tree by the door for good luck; elm wood is for coffins. He was full of stories, and every walk with him in town or country was a disquisition on our surroundings. Once we were past the driving-people-crazy stage of late childhood, I don't think I ever heard him utter a harsh word.