Q is for Queen Ann’s Lace

Picture courtesy of Wikipedia

In an effort to be romantic
at the beginning
of their new marriage
this is true there’s no yard-spinning

Father foraged near and far looking for a star flower reminding him
of grandma’s hand-sewn
Swedish lace doilies again

Finally he came upon
a field that was miles and miles wide filled from top to bottom
with the lacey blooms he had in mind

He stopped and picked those flowers
full blooms every one
Then took them home and placed
them in containers all over the room

Mother came home and took a breath
a strange look upon her face
before she could utter a word
wild sneezing did commence

She sneezed so hard she could barely breathe and off to the hospital they went Mother’s angry red face the only clue he’d get

After shots of Benadryl and
some magic drops in her nose
She was sent home her new
husband in sad repose

Upon entry into the house now
clear of all white flora
She asked my father tell me true
Why try to kill me with that horror ?

He answered her quite sheepishly
at least that’s how I’m told it goes
You said you had some allergies
I equated with a runny nose

She told him again same as she did back then Queen Anne’s Lace makes me deathly ill – so if you forget again I might make a mistake and give you a

☠️ Penicillin Pill! ☠️


  1. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    LOL. Who knew a flower could do that much damage…?

    Ronel visiting for Q:
    My Languishing TBR: Q
    Queen of the Gods: Hera

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    1. Apparently she did but he forgot! He was allergic to penicillin – so often threatened him that she might forget that too! LOL


  2. DB McNicol says:

    Definitely gave me a giggle this morning. There was a ton of roadside Queen Anne’s Lace where I grew up in New Hampshire. So pretty…

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    1. I’ve always thought so too! 😊

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  3. I’ll bear this in mind if ever I’m tempted to pick some!

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    1. I’m not allergic, thankfully! 😊


  4. That was a grave mistake… but in the end it did go well I hope.

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    1. My mother believed her entire life that he had purposely tried to do her in! She also believed he was telling her she was dumb when he sent her a dieffenbachia plant because their common name is “dumb canes!” He couldn’t win with her – no one could to be honest. LOL


  5. Sadje says:

    Oh no! A romantic gesture backfired badly.

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