Tuesday, July 14, 2015

4 Leaf Clover

The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common, three-leaved clover abundant in Kentucky and many other states.

According to ole folks legion, such leaves bring good luck to their finders.

Mother used to help us look for them in early summer.

To find a four-leaf clover, she would have us looking in  patch's of white clover, or red clover.

The trick to that endeavor was walking barefooted; which we usually were at that time, through the clover blooms with out stepping on a honey bee.

If such an unfortunate thing did happen, it could change your luck from good to bad instantly.

And believe me that happened to me, more than once.

I 've heard  its estimated  there are approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every four-leaf clover.

With the high odds against finding a 4 leaf clover and  the low odds of stepping on a honey bee.

It was a risky adventure, but we usually managed to defy the odds and  find at least one.

Don't know if you have ever tried finding 4 leaf clovers.

It can be a fun family thing to do with your family... our family certainly enjoyed looking for them with Mother.

 It was a skill she taught us, we never for-got.

 Mother was good at picking out little things like four leaf clover hunting that went unnoticed by most folks.

 For us children looking for them, took on a special meaning when we did it with her.

If we were fortunate enough to find one, we usually put it in a book of some kind, between the pages for a while, that would help preserve it.

 During our childhood we found and  saved  quite a few of them.

 Some  lasted in their preserved stage for many years.

 And the memories of mother helping us find them much longer. 

Until Next Time.  God Bless.

Coleman Schell


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