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© 1990 john r. chase
i bought a cactus from a rack of lost and forgotten plants at Safeway when i was quite young. it sat on the "plant table" in the living room all the years that i was growing up. it grew some, but not a lot. after marrying, amy and i lived with my parents for a year in a room above their garage. this room had the most wonderful southern exposure and for the first time in all the years since i had owned my little cactus it bloomed.