Chrysanthemum and the color of mourning

Yesterday Bonnie brought home two bunches of flowers.  One was her favorite sunflowers.  The other flowers were still in green buds,  not opened yet.  I asked what were they, she said “chrysanthemums”.  I said “what?” , she repeated “chrysanthemums, why do you ask?”. So I told her about our tradition.  Every year on 1st of …

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