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(Some Guy)   Old and busted: wealthy widow leaves her estate to her cat. New hotness: wealthy widow leaves estate to her philodendron. I guess that makes her a philodendron philanthropist   (samachar.com) divider line 31
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2014-05-07 02:49:23 PM  
"It was interesting," her lawyer, James Wood, said when asked about that provision. "I've done provisions for pets but never a plant."

*giggles*
 
2014-05-07 02:57:21 PM  
Philodendron philbotanist, not philantrhopist.
 
2014-05-07 07:19:54 PM  
A case for Rosemary and Thyme!
 
2014-05-07 07:21:05 PM  
Well, it's "philo" meaning "love." So she is in love with her plant.
 
2014-05-07 07:23:49 PM  
> wealthy widow leaves estate to  small bequest for caretaker for her philodendron

Not to interesting now..
 
2014-05-07 07:26:55 PM  

BKITU: Philodendron philbotanist, not philantrhopist.


Phlebotomist.
 
2014-05-07 07:30:54 PM  

fusillade762: BKITU: Philodendron philbotanist, not philantrhopist.

Phlebotomist.


Is her name Philomena?
 
2014-05-07 07:33:57 PM  
And maybe a philanderer?
 
2014-05-07 07:35:52 PM  
At least the philodendron won't complain about the estate taxes.
 
2014-05-07 07:39:55 PM  

lindalouwho: fusillade762: BKITU: Philodendron philbotanist, not philantrhopist.

Phlebotomist.

Is her name Philomena?


dammit.

/phillating
 
2014-05-07 07:43:07 PM  
Actually, 'dendron' in Greek means wood or tree, and philodendron means love of wood.

I think philodendronophile is the word that Subby is looking for....

/and felinophile for the cat lovers
 
2014-05-07 07:43:24 PM  
That philodendron better keep its stamen peeled, I guarantee the other flora are plotting something.
 
2014-05-07 07:44:39 PM  
This story is one part chlophyll and one part phlogisten.
 
2014-05-07 07:44:58 PM  
 
2014-05-07 07:48:37 PM  

Diogenes: "It was interesting," her lawyer, James Wood, said when asked about that provision. "I've done provisions for pets but never a plant."

*giggles*


Just go with the phloem.
 
2014-05-07 07:48:56 PM  
And you think they are not going to want to start legally marrying plants next?  Be realistic.
 
2014-05-07 07:49:34 PM  
Sounds like someone held a pistil to her head while she was drafting her will.
 
2014-05-07 07:50:53 PM  
Let's just say the zucchini's glad she's dead and leave it at that.
 
2014-05-07 07:56:48 PM  
Damn, that thing must've given her some mean phillatio!
 
2014-05-07 07:57:19 PM  

carrion_luggage: Diogenes: "It was interesting," her lawyer, James Wood, said when asked about that provision. "I've done provisions for pets but never a plant."

*giggles*

Just go with the phloem.


starsmedia.ign.com
 
2014-05-07 08:07:42 PM  
People who leave everything in their will to animals (or something equally stupid, such as this) should be declared mentally unfit to make decisions for themselves. Give the money to a person or organization that can actually use it. Christ, I'd rather the government got it then a cat or houseplant.
 
2014-05-07 08:19:25 PM  
With all that cash at its disposal, can a hostas takeover of MiracleGro be far behind?
 
2014-05-07 08:27:57 PM  

Plastic Trash Vortex: People who leave everything in their will to animals (or something equally stupid, such as this) should be declared mentally unfit to make decisions for themselves. Give the money to a person or organization that can actually use it. Christ, I'd rather the government got it then a cat or houseplant.

The cat or houseplant might actually spend it on something useful.  The government?  Not so much

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2014-05-07 08:34:37 PM  
as long as her money doesn't help any human beings in need

she'll be happy
 
2014-05-07 09:12:40 PM  
I hate to think what will happen to my collection once I'm gone. If something happened to me at this time, I believe they'd all be dead by the end of the year. I try to keep things well-labeled, so if they did happen into the hands of some random person, they could at least Google the care.

But even at that, many of my plants, while simple for me to grow, do require specialized conditions (or at least they've gotten used to it, so a sudden change wouldn't be taken to very well). Also, many of them wouldn't do well on their own, part of my success is that I'm growing a bunch of them together, which helps keep the humidity up and makes it easier to water/feed/etc.

My best hope is that a loving friend or family member would know enough to realize they'd be in over their head, and call a collector or greenhouse to come take my babies.

Granted, I do love my plants, but I don't have a strong emotional attachment to them per se, at least no more than the emotional attachment typical of the nostalgia we tend to impart in otherwise inanimate objects.
 
2014-05-07 09:25:15 PM  
OMG, I GIS'd and damned if this isn't the exact same plant my mom nurtured for 42 years. She and Dad got a small plant as a housewarming gift when they moved into their first apartment in America, in the early 60's. Mom tended that plant till it grew to ceiling height, and even split it in two on about three occasions. When we moved, it moved with us. It spent summers on the patio, winters in a sunny corner in the living room.

One day a few months after my Dad died, I went over to my mother and was shocked to see her living room bare of greenery of any kind. The big plant and all the smaller ones - gone. She hadn't even given them away to others. She just got them out. Never gave me a plausible explanation but it doesn't take a shrink to figure it out.

She has never had a plant in her living room in all the years since. She does keep some plants in the sunroom, and has a beautiful garden, but the living room just has vast expanses of gleaming wooden floor where the plants used to be.

TL;DR My mother had the same plant for the same number of years and it would have lived longer if she'd let it.
 
2014-05-07 10:26:56 PM  

Plastic Trash Vortex: People who leave everything in their will to animals (or something equally stupid, such as this) should be declared mentally unfit to make decisions for themselves. Give the money to a person or organization that can actually use it. Christ, I'd rather the government got it then a cat or houseplant.


What are you? Some kind of pinko commie red star waving momma's boy? Leaving it all to the government...

While old Uncle Sam might appreciate that support, we've seen how the rotten old bastard has squandered tax payer money worse than a boozehound who just won the lottery and booked a one way trip to margaritaville.

So I say kick that white beareded Nancy in the nuggets, and fight for the REAL American way! Saving your hard earned money and spending it any damned way you want! Leave it to your poodle! Give it to your kids! Donate to a charity!

Just don't give it to that red white and blue wearing bastard who turned his back on our country.

Now get out there and build your savings!
 
2014-05-07 11:12:11 PM  
A full-on rapist? You don't say...
 
2014-05-07 11:43:11 PM  

SpeelChuck: OMG, I GIS'd and damned if this isn't the exact same plant my mom nurtured for 42 years. She and Dad got a small plant as a housewarming gift when they moved into their first apartment in America, in the early 60's. Mom tended that plant till it grew to ceiling height, and even split it in two on about three occasions. When we moved, it moved with us. It spent summers on the patio, winters in a sunny corner in the living room.

One day a few months after my Dad died, I went over to my mother and was shocked to see her living room bare of greenery of any kind. The big plant and all the smaller ones - gone. She hadn't even given them away to others. She just got them out. Never gave me a plausible explanation but it doesn't take a shrink to figure it out.

She has never had a plant in her living room in all the years since. She does keep some plants in the sunroom, and has a beautiful garden, but the living room just has vast expanses of gleaming wooden floor where the plants used to be.

TL;DR My mother had the same plant for the same number of years and it would have lived longer if she'd let it.


That's wild. If it were me, I'd want a splice of it.
 
2014-05-08 01:00:00 AM  
I am the one true Phil O'Dendron, and the rich biatch done left me nothing...
 
2014-05-08 04:08:18 AM  
And a boot to the head.
 
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