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Rosemary for Remembrance
What would you say true love is?
Many say it’s fragile. I believe it’s strong, persistent, timeless.
The rosemary my great-grandfather planted, remembrance for the bride he lost in 1918 to the pandemic, thrives.
I note your apathy.
Let me convey a fact about rosemary: it cannot survive Vermont winters. Yet, almost 100 years after planting, this fragrant herb of the Mediterranean flourishes next to the grave of his beloved. Even in a hospitable climate, this would be a feat.
His diary said: “I fell in love at first sight and will love her with my last.”
20 thoughts on “Rosemary for Remembrance”
Well written and bittersweet story.
Thank you, Rochelle. I appreciate your reading! 🙂
This is a wonderful story…. and given my challenges in making Rosemary survive as a potted plant I truly understand this… magic.
I know. Rosemary seems hardy, but it’s so picky. Thanks for reading. 🙂
Lovely Sascha. Gorgeous sentiment too
Thank you, Lynn. 🙂
My pleasure 🙂
Doesn’t do to well in the Montreal area either! Have to plant a new one each year.
This was a lovely story, Sascha.
A few years ago I planted an Arp rosemary, from Richter’s which is a Canadian company. It lasted for around 7 years; I was chuffed…not so much when it died. I don’t remember its lowest temperature tolerance though; must at least have been 20s.
Thanks, Dale. 🙂
Well… here in Montreal, in winter, we hit way lower than 20…. 😎
That’s what I figure, which is why I stay as far south as possible in winter. 🙂
What a nice love story, Sascha. A pleasant relief from the murderous plots based on this prompt.
Thank you so much. It looked like such a peaceful setting I couldn’t bring myself to murder. 🙂
A lovely, touching story. Nicely done.
Thank you, Iain.
I was just thinking….I miss the a to z challenge! ha
Ha, me too, it’s felt like a very slow day on my blog because I haven’t posted anything for the first time in a month! 🙂
It was a good habit to get into…doing the writing everyday.
Such a heartwarming piece! Brilliant!
A warming story – I can not image not having Rosemary growing all year round in the garden.