Friday, August 03, 2007

Polly Hill (Mrs. Julian Hill)


Good Mourning, Widows. Joy to you and me.

Welcome famous horticulturist, widow, Polly Hill, wife of famous Julian Hill (1904-1996), into the club nobody wants to join.

Polly's husband, Julian, is famous for his cold-drawing technigue with DuPont producing the 3-16 polyester super silk fiber--the forerunner to nylon.

It was in 1931, Polly met Julian. Introduced by a friend because they had both lived in Japan. They married, settled in Wilmington, Delaware, raised a daughter and 2 sons.

In 1921, a fortune teller told Polly she would live to be 99 and a quarter. Polly died in 2007 at the age of 100.

In 1958, Polly began planting seeds on a family-owned sheep farm in Martha's Vineyard. Today, more than 1,700 plant varieties flourish at what is the Polly Hill Arboretum.

Mourning Joy:

Found on t-shirts:
Instant human – Just add coffee.
Protons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic.
They say I have ADD but they just don’t understand. Oh Look! A chicken!
Programmed to accept cookies.
Lost in thought (Please send rescue party.)

From Sondra Kornblatt's "Big Book of Brain Boosters: How to Keep Your Brain Alive—Well into the Next Decade (Conari, 2008)."

After we remember Him, open what I lovingly refer to as a joy-nal. Set a clock timer for ten minutes.

Write something. Go ahead. I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day, Widows. And remember, we're not alone.

1 comment:

  1. Polly sounded like a really interesting person. Her husband too. She reminded me of my grandmother (1919-2001), maybe it was the era, maybe it was the flowers. Thanks for this.

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