Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Plant from the Garden of Gethsemane

 My great great uncle fought in the first world war.  His name was Claude Douglas. He sent back a parcel to my Nonna. Inside the parcel there was a plant from the Garden of Gethsemane.The plant is 100 years old. The Garden of Gethsemane is a big beautiful garden where Jesus had his last meeting with his disciples before he died. The plant opens up when you put it in water and closes when you take it out. It only takes about 3/4 of an hour to open and 1/2 an hour to close up again. At the bottom of the plant there is a bump with a hole in it.  The hole sucks in the water and the water travels through the plant to open it up.
                By Harriet.

6 comments:

  1. IT'S VERY VERY INTERESTING HARRIET.THAT YOUR GREAT GREAT UNCLE WHO WENT IN THE WORLD WAR HAD SENT THAT WONDERFUL PLANT TO YOUR NONNA. HOW DID YOUR NONNA MANGE TO TAKE CARE OF IT SHE MUST OF TAKEN VERY GOOD CARE OF IT. THAT WOULD BE A SOUVENIR TO YOU HARRIET AND CHARLOTTE AND YOUR FAMILY.TO REMIND YOU OF YOUR UNCLE.DEVINA

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  2. Very proud of you for writing this, Harriet. I remember La-la getting this plant out of her cabinet for me to look at. Uncle Claude didn't survive WWI- he was one of the many who died at Passchendaele. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/passchendaele-the-battle-for-belgium

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  3. Thats very interesting Harriet!!!!!!!!!!!! Olivia.C

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  4. Tyler:looks like it's huge even though I was there,sorry I couldn't see because I was at the back

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  5. Laura:I love how it magically came out to say hi

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  6. Clara: It's so interesting, thanks for bringing it to school Harry .🐨🐶🐷

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