Grandma Mellie's Scrapbook
Copyright © 2001, Michael S. Cole, M.D.

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    Life began, says the Good Book, in a garden. Never have I seen such fine gardens as what we have had here in our Ozarks this year.
    Ample rainfall has contributed much to the growth. Digging in the ground is Nature's own tonic for heavy hearts. Fresh air and sunshine can heal the hurts of men. There's a thrill in planting a tiny seed and helping it grow.
    The flowers are so beautiful. The flowers Grandma loved--pinks, hollyhocks, roses, sweet williams, zinnias and marigolds--all are so delightful to see.
    I am reminded of the beautiful song, "I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses. And the voice I hear, falling on mine ear ..."
    So peaceful it is to walk in a garden. Let's put more beauty in the world by growing a garden. Plant a tree to enjoy its shade and its beauty. Flowers and shrubbery add so much to the surroundings of a home.

Mellie Peery

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