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Post  llama momma on 1/4/2012, 8:27 pm

For those who love composting and enjoy a wicked sense of humor!
Enjoy! LM

Compost Yourself!

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These are the words to a song written by Lee Hays, a member of the Weavers, a folk group who sang in the 1940's and 50's and were blacklisted during the McCarthy era because of their "unAmerican" ideas.



If I should die before I wake,
All my bones and sinew take;
Put me in the compost pile,
And decompose me for a while.


Wind, water, rain will have their way,
Returning me to common clay!
All that I am will feed the trees,
and little fishes in the seas.


On radishes and corn you munch--
You might be having me for lunch!
And then excrete me with a grin--
Chortling, "There goes Lee again!!"


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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/5/2012, 12:06 pm

Very cute, LM.

When my Mom passed away, many years ago, she chose to be creamated. Her final request was to have her ashes "thrown into the garden, where I will do some good". I have to admit, I had issues thinking about tomato plants growing up through Mom, so we placed her ashes in a wildflower garden in a remote area that would probably never see construction.
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Post  newstart on 1/5/2012, 12:40 pm

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