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Mankato, Kansas
May 22, 2003     Jewell County Record
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qris on Parade' at Freeman residence By Gloria Garman-Scblaefli I)~l,. m~d Jeanne Freeman, Man- i: Ih~, ~llC sharing their coh)rful Iiris ~k>v, cr>i ruth ()tilers. The pa.,,t week they began conduct- i~ ~; ml "I ri,~ On Parade" in their yard at i~,, )lord) c@c of Mankato. Many visi- >) >, he)u) across Kansas and Nebraska ha~c cu)ne )o view lheir 170 varieties, l):itc and Jeanne ca/1 remember al- ",,~:, d~ing things as a family with 1!~,_ir ducc seas--coaching and attend- i ,g bal lgamcs, fishmg trips and attend- ~;~:.: whout activities. When their youngest son left home Ibcy dcc)dcd It) continue doing things cthc~. l'hcy tound a nmtual interest ~ ~cntdcling their home of 32 years, ,~ati Imdscaping their yard during i~ roll. :rammer, and fall nlonths. Whdc adding lh)wer beds to the ,, , l fl,,~wcr bed. "File next flower I,d pkmicd lhey rel)r to as the "grave ~ :~rdcl)." because it contains a lime- ~>m ) miuly other types of flowers, }~ i~i',;c are m separate beds. Dale shares love el' iris i *,de shares the same h)vc for llow- e,}> il> Jt~;iiinc does. "ll's something {!~:~{ I like to do wilh nly wife and its > mclhi))}~ I eni()y. The irises are so [i?t,',fiil tt[." ~'q, ,~ {heir Yard is tilled with color- ~{~! i!(>~u~,, t~i all shapes and sizes, ~ ~,:, (,i dt kinds and Frecnlan yard art. ~>/h~ i~ lh,. boys were home, I just < c,~hh~'t pi~IH ally fh)wers because we c uidn'~ kccp lhc kids ()tit Of them or ,~. i}lc y w~ ~t)hl mow theln off," Jeanne >>,~i,.l. i