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Sun Flower seeds for Bevvie, Daddy

by Bevvie on July 25, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This is my dad's six-word memoir, a note he wrote on an envelope containing sunflower seeds from one of the sunflowers in his garden. I planted them this spring. The first one is over six or seven feet tall. I hope to continue planting seeds from my sunflower in honor of my dad, who passed away on July 13, 2011. He did not get a chance to see my sunflower bloom. But I have the seeds and the memoir on an envelope.


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