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18 Nov 2006

Welcome to Ed Ladd and John Dillard's in Corpus Christi

The palms out front

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This month Ed Ladd and John Dillard hosted our society meeting at their house in Corpus Christi. Ed and John have been working diligently on their yard, building up beds and working some changes into the garden. As always the garden was in excellent shape and looking very tropical. As members gathered, many stayed out front looking at the large Royal, Queen and Butia palms. Ed also has a very nice Chamaerops and Sabal out front. Soon, Renata from Markum showed up with her trailer full of Sabal palms. She and her daughter have been growing these palms since 1999 and they literally have a thousand to sell. As members arrived, they continued to congregate at the trailer and chose the palms they wanted to purchase.

 Ed greets society members out front

Ed directs Renata on where to park the palms

A trailor full of palms

Members gather and make their purchases

A glimpse at Ed's royal palm

A better view of the royal

syagrus and butia out front

Soon we all went in and starting eating the wonderful meal made for us. Also enjoying all the side dishes and desserts that members brought. After our meal, we had a society meeting covering a treasury report, future meetings, the need for bulletin articles and the possibility of producing the bulletin only three times a year. We also viewed pictures of the recent trip to Dial Dunkin's place in Mexico. The society will present a plaque to him in appreciation of his hospitality. After the meeting, folks continued to socialize and enjoy the wonderful November afternoon. We look forward to seeing you next month at the annual Christmas party.

members eating and socializing

dessert any one???

A token of our appreciation to Dial

pigmy palms off the patio

Meeting summary by John Volk. Photos by John Volk unless otherwise stated.

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