Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/19

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Dogwoods
From: lrzeitlin at (
Date: Wed Apr 19 15:40:18 2006
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Tina wrote:

<<Do you know the legend of the dogwood tree?  This may be just a 
Southern thing, but the legend goes that the Jesus' cross was made 
from the wood of a dogwood tree, which at that time grew as straight 
and tall as an oak.  Since then the dogwood has only grown stunted 
and crooked, the blossoms are in the shape of a cross and the stain 
on the end of each blossom represents Jesus' wounds.  That's the 
story here in the Bible Belt.>>

I guess that helps explain why the dogwood blight killed most of the trees 
in sinful upState New York. It's all 
due to whiskey, weed, and wild, wild women.

Larry Z

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