So you think government officials are like Jimmy
Stewart in "Mr Smith Goes to Washington," pure
of heart and fighting tooth and nail in Washington
for bills that will benefit the people. Yeah, well....
sorry your lobectomy went haywire.
I bet you think this post is political. No, not
really. Maybe just some leanings in that direction.
I remember life in the 1950's....... I was at a
cocktail party wearing a new black cocktail dress,
similar to the ones Audrey Hepburn usually wore.
Of course everyone had a fancy-named drink in
one hand and a cigarette in the other. Cigarettes
and booze in a smokey room. The talk was, "Buy
chemicals and plastics." Yup Froggy, that was
the beginning of poisoning the planet and I
stood there like an idiot, only caring if I was
making an impression on the sad joker in
a pin-stripe suit.
Up to that time, lawns were almost maintenance
free because white clover lawns were the choice
of the day. Clover lawns were beautiful AND
(get this) drought resistant, fixed nitrogen from
the air, needed no fertilizer and tolerated
Can you imagine NOT spending a red cent for
up-keep on your lawn? How much do you spend
now, with mowing, aerating, fertilizing, watering,
power-raking, and often re-seeding in the spring?
So after the war, big campaigns for beautiful
grass filled the hearts and minds of the new
suburbanites. Buy "Round-up," kill the clover, kill
the bees and we all know what happens after we
kill all the bees. Let your kiddies and pets romp
in that brilliant green chemical grass. Oh, so
Sonny has allergies, too bad, wonder how he got
I do small patches at a time. I lay down card-
board and cover it with black dirt. I keep it moist
and during the winter, it's all covered with snow.
Then I mix clover seed with more black dirt
and add a netting if it's scorching hot come
summer. My yard is terribly large for me to do it
all alone but I'm gaining on it. Today I unloaded
15 bags of dirt by myself. Yeah for my Bliss Work.
What's my point in all of this? I don't really know.
Maybe I'd like to influence just one person to
think of what we're doing. Are we going to end
up as we did in "Planet of the Apes" with the statue
of liberty mostly stuck in the sand?????
Who knows and only time will tell.