"A Co-Operator's Garden"

Home Stager with Carol Cannon Group

My Grandfather, Rev. Chauncey J. Pobanz, had thoughts that are still applicable in today's world. I found today's post in his notebook: "Poems & Sayings", this one with author unknown.

"A Co-Operator's Garden"

First, plant five rows of "p's"...

  • Presence
  • Promptness
  • Preparation
  • Perseverance
  • Purity

Next, plant three rows of squash...

  • Squash gossip
  • Squash indifference
  • Squash unjust criticism

Then plant five rows of lettuce...

  • Let us be faithful to duty.
  • Let us be unselfish and loyal.
  • Let us be true to our obligations.
  • Let us obey the rules and regulations.
  • Let us love one another.

No garden is complete without turnips...

  • Turn up for meetings.
  • Turn up with a smile.
  • Turn up with new ideas.
  • Turn up with new members.
  • Turn up with determinations to make everything count for something good and worthwhile.

What will you plant in your garden this week?





Comments (9)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Excellent post Carol.................and what a beautiful garden that is too............timeless.

Jul 12, 2010 01:21 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Very nice poem with a lot of truth... Have a great week of gardening!

Jul 12, 2010 01:23 AM
Deanne Olivas
eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Your Home Matters

Thanks to you grandfather and you for those words of wisdom. Technology changes but the basic principles of life remain the same. 

Jul 12, 2010 01:29 AM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Thanks for the great post Carol....wonderful words  to live by .... and gardens we shoud all be cultivating!

Have a great day!

Jul 12, 2010 01:49 AM
Carol Cannon
Carol Cannon Group - Emmaus, PA
Staging with Feng Shui

Thank you all for your comments!  Blessings to you!

Jul 12, 2010 02:40 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Carol It is always about attitude.  What a beautiful presentation you have shared with the world.  Thankyou.

Jul 12, 2010 04:40 AM
Carol Cannon
Carol Cannon Group - Emmaus, PA
Staging with Feng Shui

You are welcome, Eileen.  Your positive attitude is always gratefully welcomed in my world! 

Jul 13, 2010 04:16 PM
Marie Haydock
Evergreen Global Homes & Land | RSVP Real Estate - Redmond, WA
Simplifying Real Estate

Lovely!  I'm reading this post as I watch a glorious sunset here in the PNW, and can't say how true your words ring.  I just had to face a conflict with a close associate the past two days, and realized that when everything isn't black and white, we need to ground ourselves and dig deep to find what we truly believe, and then step up and be present through the entire process.  At the end of the day, it's only our thoughts, intents, and actions that define us.

Aug 03, 2010 04:20 PM
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego!

Jun 03, 2012 04:34 PM