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Poor you! Still and all, I bet she learned something she hadn't known before!
By: The Broad on March 27, 2015
Why do women do that? That would be my wife, they just can't say "It's plastic" up front.
By: Cranky on March 27, 2015
If I were the mother, I probably would have just said, "That's interesting! I did not know that," and let it go. You got a damn good painting out of it, though!
By: Katy Anders on March 27, 2015
hah! silly you!
By: Kathe W. on March 27, 2015
I saw that coming. However, I was worried that, in your enthusiasm, you took out your pocketknife and did a demonstration on the face flower.
By: Mitchell is Moving on March 27, 2015
Someone was 'schooled' that day. Did the in-laws remind you whenever the opportunity arose?
By: Daniel LaFrance on March 27, 2015
Well, i usually can't tell fake from real flowers, either, until i look closely.
By: mimi on March 27, 2015
Once in Hawaii I heard a know-it-all tourist talking to her friend, who was admiring a bird of paradise plant. Her friend had never seen one & was told by the know-it-all that Hawaii was the only place in the world they grew. I thought that was interesting because my mother-in-law (in Los Angeles) had 2 HUGE plants at her home, so I almost always had some in a vase at my house!! There are 3 flowers in each one & I would just reach in & gently pull the others up.
By: fishducky on March 27, 2015
oh, that made me laugh! :)
By: TexWisGirl on March 27, 2015
Well darn, I thought sure you would do the surgery. She really reeled you in. At least you knew then what you were getting into.
By: Akansas Patti on March 27, 2015
Oh dear, you did make an impression! I think I am somewhat glad I forget my stupid stuff, but then I have nothing interesting to write about!
By: Tabor on March 27, 2015
Ha! That sounds like something my mom would have done.
By: The Bug on March 27, 2015
That was just mean and ungracious of her to argue with you and then "prove" herself right in the end. At least I know from your frequent mentions that your wife turned out much nicer than her mother.
By: Lexa Cain on March 27, 2015
Well...one of you was right.
By: Val on March 27, 2015
Hmmm...I'm wondering if your mother-in-law had a particularly odd sense of humor! Was she just trying to pull your leg by keeping the information about the flowers being plastic from you?
By: Pixel Peeper on March 27, 2015
Oh, my! You tried so hard. Who has plastic flowers? Not I, said the Junebug. Plastic flowers should be illegal, and the same with plastic fruit. Pot, however, should be legal. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on March 27, 2015
Hahahahaha! She really had you going there!
By: Marcia @ Menopausal Mother on March 27, 2015
This post made me hoot!
By: John on March 28, 2015
Ouch! ....but it is a good story! :)
By: Jenny Woolf on March 28, 2015
I'm still trying to accommodate how you fortified yourself with pot AND Ancient Age. You must have been running with stallions in those days. Your alter ego created a great painting none-the-less and I am glad that your younger self was not impetuous enough to take pocket knife to Bird of Paradise.
By: Tom Cochrun on March 28, 2015
She shoulda put money on it!
By: Al Penwasser on March 28, 2015
Ha, I just knew that was coming!
By: LL Cool Joe on March 29, 2015
In the Farscape sci-fi series, the bird of paradise flower was what allowed the Scarin(?) to evolve into highly-intelligent brutes.
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on March 29, 2015
Ouch. I can see myself in that situation. :)
By: Rick Watson on March 29, 2015
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