Re: [gardeners] Mother's Cooking was Seeds (
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 18:31:21 +0000

Margaret wrote:

> We learned what "no" meant.

Margaret is right!  Learning by doing (and not doing) taught some of 
us old people to avoid dangers and perils on our own.  By the time we 
were out of folding pants, we had learned to recognize villians, 
miscreants, and boors . . . to our benefit.  Some of us don't cotton 
to the Federalies telling us when to burp, when to go potty, and how 
to do it when we get there.  One can carry "managed living" just so 
far before some of the peasants revolt.