Have you ever kissed or been kissed under the mistletoe?
I don’t remember, but it’s possible.
How are you doing?
I’m ok. I just had a delicious dinner and fell asleep afterwards. I’m trying to put the growth in my kidney out of my mind until the doctor tells me it’s a problem. For now I’m griping about the huge bruise the IV used during the MRI left in my arm. It looks like I had surgery in that spot.
I have not
How’s the pneumonia?!
Nasty. Thanks for asking 🤢❤️
Never! That’s a cute thought, though.
Yes, a long time ago.
Once when I was a little kid.
No sadly. 😔
Probably. I don’t remember most the girls I kissed and where.
Been that long, eh?
Just my wife now.
When our daughters were young they always hung mistletoe for mom and dad. They loved it when we kissed. 😂
I have. It’s practically the whole point of having Christmas.
I hope your feeling better Tops, and are on the trail to a full recovery.
Thank you my friend. It’s going to be a long hull
Yeah, it's no fun. Hang in there.
Oh yes. More than kissed if you got my drift😝😘
Uh yeah. Something like that🤣
Every year I hang mistletoe and my husband kisses me underneath it.
Yes I have.
Yes, it was my daddy on the cheek.
I don't even know what mistletoe looks like.
Look for oak trees that have the leaves gone from the cold. It will be the only green thing in there. It’s a parasite that sucks the life out of the tree. It’s best for the tree if you cut them out.
Some mistletoe plants are toxic though their effects are not usually fatal. The active substances are Phoratoxin (in Phoradendron) and Tyramine (in Viscum) and their effects include blurred vision, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. Less commonly they cause cardiac problems; seizures, hypertension, and even cardiac arrest. Toxins are more concentrated in the leaves and berries of the plant, with teas prepared from the plant being particularly dangerous. While adults may suffer little effect, these are more pronounced in small children and in animals.
But if they fall off, do they become tumbleweed?
Probably something different.
No. Tumbleweeds are something else. They are from russia. They came over in a load of wheat in a ship at the turn of the century. Why we would buy wheat from Russia is beyond me. Some bull trade deal to pay for guns or something. But tumbleweeds grow on the ground as a bush while mistletoe only grows on the wood of a host tree. When the tumbleweeds dry out in the fall, the roots are shallow and the wind pushes them out of the ground and they roll long distances dropping seeds all the way. Nature is very smart about how to spread her seeds. I hate the damn things. They’re a nuisance and are covered with thorns.
“"Russian thistle". It is an annual plant that breaks off at the stem base when it dies, and forms a tumbleweed, dispersing its seeds as the wind rolls it along. It is said to have arrived in the United States in shipments of flax seeds to South Dakota, perhaps about 1870. It now is a noxious weed throughout North America, “
👍Thanks, I love to learn something new every day 😎