We are joining the da LLB-Crew, for Nature Friday
My Daddy’s grandpappy spent the final two years of World War I in a trench in France. The mustard gas, which would end his life 32 years later, at the age of 51, was a constant worry.
When told the men who were lined up with him that once he got home, he only wanted to do one thing: Grow roses.
When he finally came home to the small town of Middleboro Ma, he married his girlfriend, bought a house, and planted a rose bush, that he pruned and fussed over for three decades.
His daughter took a cutting, married, moved to Taunton, MA, and kept the roses growing. His son, my Dad’s Dad, did too.
When Daddy’s cousin married and moved to the northern part of MA, she took a cutling; when Daddy moved into this home, she gave Daddy a cutling.
This is the 100-year-rose bush today, still growing strong, a long way from the trenches in France.
What a wonderful story behind that glorious rose bush, and well done to the various family members for keeping alive something positive to counteract the horrors of the WW1 trenches.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful legacy!ReplyDelete
My goodness that is a wonderful Nature Friday post. The granddaddy surely had a way with roses and I'm glad he was able to nurture it for so many to enjoyReplyDelete
It's beautiful and what a fine history!ReplyDelete
Thatis a lovely family heirloom. The roses are beautiful.ReplyDelete
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That is a precious story. I am glad you shared it with us. Thank you.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful story! Have you peed on the bush?ReplyDelete
What a wonderful story of such a beautiful rose bush!!ReplyDelete