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  •  My mother in law's house has a massive (5+ / 0-)

    pink and white magnolia in the front yard that is over sixty years old. It is gorgeous for one week of the spring.

    And then it drops all those pretty petals into a layer of slime that covers the sidewalk. Alas.

    When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

    by Alexandra Lynch on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 10:05:28 PM PDT

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