107. What is one plant that reminds you of your grandparents (maternal or paternal)?
108. What was your favorite springtime flower?
109. What was your favorite childhood joke?
110. What is one recent thing you have discovered about an ancestor?
111. What is one event that changed your life forever? Why? What did you learn from this event?
112. What is/was your favorite game to cheat at? Why?
113. What extracurricular activity were you involved in during high school?
There are two plants that remind me of my grandparents. The first are mesquites - or more specifically, mesquite beans. When I was growing up, my grandparents had a huge mesquite tree that grew in front of the house. It would drop its pods all over the yard and sidewalk. As a child, I was completely fascinated by the colors of the pods - which ranged from tan to purple (sometimes). I also loved the smell of the mesquite pods. I remember asking my grandmother if I could eat them. She said that she supposed you could, but you wouldn't really want to do that.
The second plant that reminds me of my grandparents are spider lilies. My grandmother had red spider lilies that grew in the front flower bed. When I was little, I would pick the spider lilies and play with them outside. My grandmother was always so patient, she told me that I could pick a few of them, but not all of them. I was always careful to just pick one every now and then.
That tree is still growing outside of my grandfather's house. Those lilies still come up every year. I hope that whenever I see them, I will always think of my grandparents.