Monday, February 16, 2009
A trip to Mrs. Lee's Daffodils
It all started because Kohl's forgot to remove a "security" device from a suit coat that Dave bought last Friday. So...I had to return to Tyler...asked Lisa to go along to take advantage of the "additional 30% off" coupon I had...and she asked me to go with them to the Daffodil fields today. What a great experience!
Mrs. Lee's "garden" is spread out over 1,000 acres in East Texas.
Mrs. Lee purchased an entire boxcar load of daffodil bulbs from Holland and they were all planted with approximately 40 workers, including Mrs. Carolyn Owens Johnson's grandparents, Mamie and Nathaniel Scott, whom worked for Mrs. Lee from 1952-1984. Mrs. Johnson is the current manager of Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Gardens.
Mrs. Carolyn Johnson greeted us at the gate and welcomed us to the gardens- we made the 4 mile drive through millions of daffodils- stopped and walked through them- watched the kids run and play and thoroughly enjoyed God's beauty and creation.