What flower is plentiful and plush: pretty and prolific;  healthy and hardy;  hale and hated?  The Dandelion.

The lot of most dandelions is to be lopped, hacked, snipped, trimmed, dug, and dumped.

The goal of a dandelion is to  be plucked, pushed and puffed into the faces of young romantics.

The dream of a dandelion is to be gifted by the armload to a pretty girl while a young man on bended knee, makes a passionate plea, “Will you marry me?”



Writing challenge by M October 6 “dandelion dream”



About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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18 Responses to A DANDELION’S DREAM

  1. That’s such a sweet post… I love dandelions 😊

  2. Debbie L says:

    Oh I’ve never been a fan of dandelions. My mother in law was so glad since she now hates dandelions. They were her main course of nourishment as an orphan – cooked dandelions!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Oh, my. I didn’t think of that. I have heard of some who ate dandelions. I guess that also would have made the dandelion have a “lion’s heart” so full of good deeds. Feeding the poor would be as valuable as playing cupid. 😀

      • Debbie L says:

        I never heard of eating them either. But now that we’re on our heart healthy diet, we’ve learned they contain valuable nutrients! She’s now 96 and her brother lived to 97. Sadly, their baby sister succumbed to Alzheimer’s at a young age of 82. She would never eat fish-which helps ward off Alzheimer’s so hubby NOW includes fish in his heart healthy diet. Thankfully I’ve always eaten salmon at a minimum of once a week! 😁

        • oneta hayes says:

          My skin tears so easily now because of my age. Someone told me fish oil might help; I asked the pharmacist but she did not confirm that. Do you think the salmon helps your skin: I’m shooting for 96 or more but I would really like to still be wrapped in skin! lol

  3. Faye says:

    I personally admire the tenacity and life force in dandelions. They can survive prolifically in difficult conditions. I love their colour promise of ‘better’. Thank you for the post.

  4. I do she says yes!! 💐

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