Marietta Daylilies and my MIL
This is just too funny, I had to post it. When my parents in law asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year, I suggested a Marietta Gardens gift certificate. They know I love to garden, and have given me gift certs to other places over the years, so this request didn't bother them at all.
My MIL, a very nice, and very straightlaced and proper lady originally from Toronto, Canada, called Marietta Gardens earlier this month. The gentleman on the other end of the phone took her gift cert order and credit info, then proceeded to tease her a little bit. He asked her, "Now, was that certificate for 3 or 4 thousand?" (It was less, obviously - I WISH I could have that much to spend at a daylily farm! - but he flummoxed her for a moment.) And when he said that the credit card would be charged at the beginning of January, my MIL asked him if he kept the credit information in a safe place. He told her that he kept it on his nightstand - under his gun - when it wasn't posted on the wall in the office. LOLOL! My MIL has a great sense of humor and related this story with great gusto, and I can just imagine this Southern gent teasing my very proper Canadian-born MIL. . . .
So, John Shooter, if it was you who teased my mother-in-law Ruth by phone in early December, it was well-received, and we all had a good laugh at the family Christmas get-together last weekend.
And I can hardly wait to pick out my daylilies. . . .