For a favorite literary day, from Shirley Jackson’s short story originally published June 18, 1948 in The New Yorker. #amazonlink to Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories https://amzn.to/3HYGsqd

from “The Lottery” / by Shirley Jackson

The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green.

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DPF / Schnackenberg

From her signature poem. And, fathers and daughters.

from Supernatural Love / by Gjertrud Schnackenberg

                        My father puzzles why
It is my habit to identify
Carnations as “Christ’s flowers,” knowing I

Can give no explanation but “Because.”