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Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAD 5/5/2019: the magic cactus, again
From: cartersxrd at (CartersXRd)
Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 20:25:58 -0400
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> On May 10, 2019, at 3:35 PM, Nathan Wajsman <photo at> 
> wrote:
> Most of you know the story: when my mother died in 2001, I drove back from 
> Copenhagen to Zurich (where I was living at the time) with her favourite 
> cactus. It lived with us in Zurich, moved with us to the Netherlands in 
> 2003 and again to Spain in 2007. During all the moves, I did not entrust 
> it to the moving company; instead, I drove it to its new home myself, 
> including a 2-day, 2100 km drive from the Netherlands to Spain. 
> After we settled in Spain, the cactus started flowering a couple of times 
> a year. Clearly, it likes the sub-tropical climate of Alicante.
> Last year, we bought a house (we had been renting until now) a few km 
> north, close to the beach. The cactus of course moved with us, but it did 
> not seem to thrive that well, perhaps because there was enough sunlight in 
> the spot where I had placed it. A few weeks ago my wife moved it to a spot 
> that gets more sustained sunshine, an voila?this week it rewarded us. Not 
> only that, but the flowers open on Sunday, which was Mothers Day here in 
> Spain?how fitting!

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