Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Rosemary House

Just come in and take a sniff
You will be convinced in a whiff
That into the little garden you'll go
To see the herbs grow just so.

Take the scissors by the gate
Snip some before it is too late
There is always some use
So there's no need for abuse.

Herbs are used in PA Dutch cooking
So if you are looking
For somethings really good
Eat plenty as you should.
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To drink we'll have some tea
A pinch of sassafras, plenty of mint you see
Must be brewed with 2 tbsp. black tea in a pot
To know our hospitality you "have got".

This hand written page of poetry, signed by Annie Unamous, was discovered tucked inside a 1970's PA Dutch Days program (a local festival held in Hershey, PA featuring PA Dutch arts and crafts. The Rosemary House vended there for several years). Someone received inspiration from the shop and gardens, open only 2 years at the time this was written.


Marilyn Miller said...

What a treasure to find tucked in the program. Do you have it framed and hanging in the shop? It is perfect and reminds me of my visit there not too many years ago.

comfrey cottages said...

delightful! i am sure you felt like you had been hugged by a visitor from the past! so very wonderful that so many have been able to enjoy the rosemary house! herbal hugs to you!

lemonverbenalady said...

What a little gem written about an herbal gem! So much fun to find those little poems and writings! It is a reflection of your wonderful shop!

Steph said...

Now that is just so cool!