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Garden: Chocolate Soldiers in August

These plants are called Chocolate Soldiers. A few were given to me by my friend Marshall. I knew him for many years. He was a large, kind and gentle man, the kind people say would give you the shirt of his back if need be. He passed away seven years ago.

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The plants multiply every year and I have given many away. When they come up in the spring, I always think of him. When they bloom, I have to smile every time I pass them.

I miss Marshall but, for me, he lives on in those beautiful plants.

By xintexas from San Antonio, TX

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August 17, 20110 found this helpful

That is such a beautiful story! I have never before seen these types of plants. They are very pretty!

Blessings, Robyn

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June 12, 20160 found this helpful

So sweet. Thank you for sharing your pictures and story!

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