[gardeners] OT - Fwd: For the Floridians

Margaret Lauterbach (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 15 Apr 2003 06:24:32 -0600

>Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry.
>  Please keep it cool in mid-July.
>  Bless the walls where termites dine,
>  while ants and roaches march in time.
>  Bless our yard where spiders pass
>  fire ant castles in the grass.
>  Bless the garage, a home to please
>  carpenter beetles, ticks and fleas.
>  Bless the love bugs, two by two,
>   the gnats and mosquitoes that feed on you. Millions of creatures
>that fly or crawl, in Florida, Lord, you've put them all!!   But
>this is home, and here we'll stay,  So thank you Lord, for insect
>   HOLD IT.............
>  there's more....................
>   YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN Florida IN JULY WHEN...   ~! The birds
>have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
>   ~ The trees are whistling for the dogs! .   ~ The best parking
>place is determined by shade instead of distance.
>   ~ Hot water now comes out of both taps.   ~ You can make sun
>tea instantly.
>   ~ You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding
>   ~ The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.
>   ~ You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your
>   ~ You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.
>   ~ You actually burn your hand opening the car door.   ~ You
>break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.   ~
>Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end
>   up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"   ~ You realize
>that asphalt has a liquid state.   ~ The potatoes cook underground,
>so all you have to do is pull one out
>   and add b! utter, salt and ! pepper.
>   ~ Farmers are feeding their chicken s crushed ice to keep them
>   laying boiled eggs.
>   ~ The cows are giving evaporated milk.  ah, what a place to call
>To this we add "Thank you Lord for 365 days without snow".