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Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:37:39 PDT
This was one of my worst April Fools days ever.  I got fooled soooooo many
times, and Leo's was one of the best ones!

Another one was a dear friend who changed his Facebook status from "in a
relationship" to "single".  That rotten turkey!  LOL.  Everyone fell for it.

A few years ago I pulled a good one.  I photoshopped an Iris cristata alba
flower from my garden to be golden-yellow.  Then I posted it to a couple
Iris mailing lists.  I explained that this was a seedling from my garden &
that I planned to register & introduce it under the name Iris cristata
"Fool's Gold".

I haven't been clever ever since.  :-)

Dennis in Cincinnati

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Alani Davis <alanidae@gmail.com> wrote:

> I still want a picture of the cactus covered with seedlings even if it is
> not a real peyote... I am with Diane on this. Hats off to Leo for a
> fantastic laugh.
> Alani Davis
> On Apr 8, 2013 10:29 AM, "Diana Chapman" <rarebulbs@suddenlink.net> wrote:
> > I thought for a long time before sending this message, but I feel I have
> > to say something.
> >
> > I have never seen discussions on the PBS forum degenerate into name
> > calling, as has happened recently.  Using terms like 'bitter, sour,
> > nasty' etc. is totally unacceptable.  It is OK to disagree, but
> > insulting terms are going far beyond the boundaries of polite
> > discourse.  This particular disagreement should have been done
> > privately, since it didn't even involve bulbs.  I deleted many messages
> > without reading them, so it may have been even worse than the ones I
> > opened.
> >
> > Leo Martin treated us all to a wonderful joke on April Fool's day. I
> > laughed and laughed, and when some people 'bit' I laughed even more (and
> > if it had been me, that would have been even better - isn't that the
> > point of an April Fool's joke?).  I still have images of Leo raking up
> > Worsleya seedlings from his driveway, knocking them down from the power
> > lines, etc., and it still makes me smile.  Thank you Leo!!  So, when he
> > used the term 'gullible' which means trusting, naive, innocent, and even
> > hopeful and optimistic (and you need plenty of all of those attributes
> > to grow difficult bulbs), and was also insulted I felt mortally
> > offended.  I apologize to you Leo on behalf of all of us who got great
> > enjoyment out of your joke. Please, don't hold back next year!
> >
> > Diana
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