Friday, December 1, 2006

South Carolina's Christmas Gift to You

It's the first day of December, which in my mind marks the opening day of the Christmas season. If you haven't decorated yet, what are you waiting for? Get to it.
And might I recommend the beautiful Poinsettia.

The Poinsettia is a sub-tropical plant known for its striking red displays at Christmastime. You probably don't care about any of this. Honestly, neither do I. But the important thing about Poinsettias is that you have the great state of South Carolina to thank for them. That's right. South Carolinian Joel R. Poinsett was the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and while living south of the border, he was captivated by a beautiful red flower, which he sent home for Christmas. The rest is history.
So as you set those lovely Poinsettias on display this year, remember that it came from the finest state in the Union. It's our gift to you.

PS -- Today is my parents' 41st Anniversary! Congratulations Dad and Mom, and thanks for the example of faithfulness and love.

1 comment:

Roger Culbertson said...

Go South Carolina,a beautiful plant to be shared with the world.By the way Josh we don't have too much of a head start on you,just 40 years and 10 months.