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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta My 24, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAtD Lynne Van Luven Weed gossips offer earthy fight Maybe the summer sun has incited my tenuous link with reality. Or maybe crawling about the gart'en on bands and knees fcas upset the frail balance of my sanity. But I beard three voices, I know I did. It all began last week, wbea I was grappling with the weeds in our vegetable patch. The weeds were winning, but I putting up a good fight As I wrenched a particularly per- nicious sow thistle from a row of CErrots, I beard whispering behind me. "Ti-ere goes poor old hissed a green and spreading plant I immediately identified as a cbkkweed, or "ste laria Root system "That's responded a healthy looking Russian thistle, known on his calling card as "salsola "Good old George will be back, he's got an extensive root system, and will just crop up somewhere "Aren't human beings ridicu- piped up a lush look- ing sow thistle (sonchus arven- "They sure are, agreed the duckweed, whose name appeared to be Chuck. "They're actuafly more pathetic than anything else. They come out here brandishing all those took, power mowers and her. bicides. But they don't know the first flung about what they're doing." warned Sadie, "she might hear you." "Don't be boomed Boris, the Russian tbistjta. "Even if she did, she'd never understand. Humans are a par- ticularly dense lot, even thick- er between the ears than the stand of vegetation you're sup- porting over there, he said, pointing to the various re- latives the duckweed had gathered about him. Mirth "Yeah, a thick tittered Chuck, with all of the weeds behind me joining in Hie mirth. 'There she goes said Sadie, "chopping away at those new sow thistles that just moved in. I haven't even had a chance to meet them yet, bat they took very friendly. You'd think people would learn tnat unless you get every hut ounce oC our roots, we'll pop right back op again." With that, the voices abrupt- Ij" CMSBd. I lUUflUM Dflt IDC dflly DOK9C ID den was the pitter-patter of B6Ul JnQ fay UDowC the result of my fight- totofimsh with asariy stand cf couch grasi. "Watch it, wffl ed a particularly prickly took- iag blue thistle (ecbium gare) that rd never even no- ticed before. Sorely, I bad a touch of sun stroke my ears were play- ing tricks on me But just to be sure, I no long- can neiiu be sure when theyTL rise op, and strike back at their "MM GOOD SERVICE U AUTOMATIC" AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION .........ITD. Phone 327-0910 1520 3rd Ave. S. LETHBRIDGE, AUERTA Guaranteed Servicing Rebuilding and Exchange TOYOTA TRAVE IS HAVING A DEMO SALE We must move these units out now! so we hove really These are all executive driven demonstrators and are in brand new condition. TOYOTA MARK a I I Arranaed Wonted CAYU JOHNSON us motf CON TOYOW ii TRAVEL CENTRE COOTTS HIGHWAY ;