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Dandelions & Violets Remind Me of My Grandma Winnie



I love the cheerful “lioness” of dandelions. I know a lot of people hate the pesky flowers that voluntarily sprout in their lawns, but I grew up in the country where we did not need to pull them up; that means I like popping off their heads and blowing the wispy seedpods to spread their seeds.


My Grandma Winnie didn’t care about the grass in her lawn, so it was full of violets and dandelions, but she loved her flowers—the phlox, columbine, lilies, and yucca. The purple and white violets mixed with the round dots of dandelions bring me joy when I saw them, and they remind me of grandma.


I saw a few violets in our yard, and there’s a few dandelions too, so they bring back memories and make me very happy. A few houses down from ours, there is another yard that is full of these blossoms! When I saw all those dandelions and violets as I ran past, I just started laughing and enjoyed the color.

~Mary Hope

 P. S. If you DO want help getting the dandelions out of the yard, click on this link for the tool I use when I do help get dandelions out of the the yard:


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Author: mary.campbell.schuh

Hello Friends, A curious, kind, practical, and energetic writer, wife, mother, and teacher is one way to describe me. I enjoy thinking about transitions--in schools, churches, families, relationships, and even countries. I'm passionate about learning, and I love working with people. Stop by often to see which kind of transition I'm thinking about, and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. Peace! ~Mary Hope

2 thoughts on “Dandelions & Violets Remind Me of My Grandma Winnie

  1. I just loved this piece about Grandma Winnie! Jim’s yard has not one dandelion or weed of any kind so it was really nice seeing this picture….they look lovely to me. Thanks for sharing cuz! Have a great weekend! xox ~Lisa

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