Inevitable. We knew it was going to happen.
And, we were virtually unable to prevent it.
About a year ago, my wife, Donna, cajoled,
pleaded, and begged me to let her purchase
just one little indoor plant just to liven up
the breakfest room.
Knowing the extent of her husband's most
benevolent, tenderhearted nature, she appealed
to him at a most apropos time...Her entreaty
reached our ears just as the band was playing
the Star-Spangled Banner prior to the start of
this year's Super Bowl.*
So, Donna acquired her one little plant
and placed it on a small round table by our
breakfast room windowseat. Today, three
months later we took count, and there are now
seven (count them) different plants...from a
cactus to a poinsettia on the same table.
In pursuing her floriferous proliferation, my
sweet botanical wife has now placed two ferns
in our dinning room, a hanging vine in our
downstairs bathroom, and a Japanese vine that
raps around our neck as we enter the kitchen.
Donna recently informed me that the upstairs
would be next to receive the addition of any
new frondescent foliation.
As for me, I'm thinking about opening a discount
(*This article was originally written in March, 1977.
The Oakland Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings
32-14 in Super Bowl XI, that year.)