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.
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.