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when i was little, i remember this big orange flower growing in my yard, and i thought it was particularly ugly, so i showed my cousin and he thought it was ugly too. we were then convinced that the flower had AIDS and we would get it if we touched it....sad i know.
My young daughter thought that night came after the trees ate all the sunlight.
I used to think that after a big rain you can hear the corn grow. I thought it would be a squeeking noise! I would sit by the corn field and breathe very softly.... listening. It was just the wind, but I really thought that was what growing corn sounded like.
My mum told me that if i picked dandilions that i wld wet the bed. i believed her up until i was 14 when i told my younger sister not to do it. My mum interupted and said not tell her such nonsense, i was not amused!!!
When I was in 4th grade one of my friends told me that if you touch this certain weed that had yellow berries on it and then let the sun hit you hand you would die. On day I touched the weed and panicked for days that I was going to die if I let the sun tough my hand for to long!
My mom said to my aunt " that Kudzu is taking over, nothing can kill it". So in my mind she said kudzu was going to take over the earth and we would be smothered by it, and that is what I belived.
I was always told that if you held a buttercup flower under your chin and it reflected yellow then that meant you liked the taste of butter.
my mom would plant a piece of candy and I would watch her do it, the next day there would be a "lollipop tree" which was really just a plant with lollipops taped to it. i thought that there really was such a thing as a lollipop tree.
when i was like 5 my mom told me that if i sat in the yard and looked at a clover little men would come out of them and i would sit outside for hours waiting for one to come out and the worst thing about it is that i belived it until i was ten?!?!?!
At age four I went with my mother and grandmother to get potatoes, being a "city kid" I found it very strange to go out to a field instead of a store. As they dug up the first mound to show me that potatoes were indeed there. I asked indignantly: "Where's the BAG"
Down the road from my home is a ditch with cattails growing in it. Growing up, I was convinced that this was a small hot dog farm. At the time this made perfect sense, as we lived in a farming community.
When I was much younger, we used to have white daisies in our yard. Some of these daisies had magenta spots on them. My mom said that these spots were created when fairies peed on the daisies. My sister and I believed her for years! I'm still not sure where those spots came from, but I will never forget the tales of the "pink fairy pee".
one day, after eating an apple, I planted the seeds in the middle of my garden... afterwards I was so afraid that the next morning, trees would have grown that I spend hours trying to find them... boy my parents did laught at this one
My sister and I once thought that pine needles could act as wishbones, due to their shape. So we sat in the backyard one afternoon, making wishes on pine needles and pulling them apart. Of course, we discovered the next day that they didn't work.
I used to believe that a certain type of palm tree was an over grown pinapple
I used to believe that when the leaves fell off the trees in fall, that the city hired someone to pin them back up every spring!
When I was little I used to play outside with all our friends, and we had quite large play areas enclosed by the houses, so really safe, one of ours friends saw some pampus grass growing in a few places on the estate, and told us that the only place in whole world where it grew was on our estate, and that it was really endangered. For years afterward we wouldn't go near it, and got rally upset if our ball or us fell into it. We would apologise to the plant if a branch was broken off.
My mother convinced all of us kids in our family that the large rhubarb in the garden was a Man-Eating Plant.
When I was a little girl, I believed that the trees made the wind blow. I knew this was true because every time the wind was blowing, the trees were waving their arms about.
If you pick Dandelions then you wet your pants. Honestly...I've never tried and I'm not going to test it!