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  1. Subscriberketchuplover
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    18 Mar '16 16:42
    are harmful to cats.
  2. Standard memberSeitse
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    18 Mar '16 17:19
    Thanks for the heads up.

    The Cat Easter Lilly Massacre is underway. DAMN FELINES!
  3. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    18 Mar '16 19:28
    Cheese fashioned from nitroglycerin is harmful to hamsters.
  4. SubscriberSuzianne
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    18 Mar '16 19:521 edit
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Cheese fashioned from nitroglycerin is harmful to hamsters.
    Yes, but this is Easter(time) (and thus more lilies in households than normal) and not Guy Fawkes' Day.
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    18 Mar '16 22:06
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Yes, but this is Easter(time) (and thus more lilies in households than normal)
    Never heard of that!
    Is that a tradition all over States?

    In UK daffodils are a popular Easter gift to mothers but it's not widespread enough to call a tradition.
  6. SubscriberSuzianne
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    19 Mar '16 12:27
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Never heard of that!
    Is that a tradition all over States?

    In UK daffodils are a popular Easter gift to mothers but it's not widespread enough to call a tradition.
    Wikipedia says this about it:

    Lilium longiflorum is known as the Easter lily because in Christianity, it is a symbol of the resurrection of Christ, which is celebrated during Eastertide. The "lily has always been highly regarded in the Church", as Jesus Himself referenced the flower, saying "Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these" (Luke 12:27). Moreover, according to pious legend, "after Jesus' death and resurrection, some of these beautiful flowers were found growing in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus went to pray the night before His crucifixion. Legend has it that these flowers sprung up where drops of Jesus' sweat fell as he prayed". In many Christian denominations, the chancel of the church is adorned with the Easter lily during the Paschal season. A poem of the early 1900s titled Easter Lilies by S.R. Allen, delineates this custom:

    Somewhere while the Easter lilies
    Swing their perfumed censers white,
    Softened rays of sunlight falling
    In lines aslant, and warm, and bright,
    Shall gild the altar, nave and chancel;
    Rest with tender roseate ray
    On the font, enwreathed with lilies
    For baptismal rites today.
    Another pilgrim on the journey
    From the cradle to the tomb,
    Shall receive a name and blessing
    While the Easter lilies bloom.
    — Mrs. S.R. Allen
  7. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    19 Mar '16 20:01
    Originally posted by Suzianne

    Lilium longiflorum
    Strange how a Japanese flower has come to symbolise Easter in the States.

    We make do with chocolate eggs!!
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