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Q: Celebrating California Poppy 100th Anniversary ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Celebrating California Poppy 100th Anniversary
Category: Family and Home > Seniors
Asked by: meritbusiness-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 17 Sep 2002 01:36 PDT
Expires: 21 Oct 2002 16:54 PDT
Question ID: 65888
Do you live in CALIFORNIA?  What is the best way to promote the
California Poppy 100th Anniversary?  Search for "California Poppy
Project" on to better understand my question.  Use QUOTES
around the three words.  Thank you.
There is no answer at this time.

The following answer was rejected by the asker (they received a refund for the question).
Subject: Re: Celebrating California Poppy 100th Anniversary
Answered By: cath-ga on 11 Oct 2002 11:08 PDT

you're asking this question at the right time, since the planting
for California poppies is in the fall! Any poppies you want to see in
your April celebration should be planted soon. 
     According to legend early sailors named Calfornia "La Tierra del
Land of Fire, for its rolling foothills carpeted with poppies. Legend
has it, according to the Catholic Sisters of the Holy Faith, that
Junipero Serra and his mission fathers planted poppy seeds along the 
El Camino Real, so that they could follow the fields of blossoms back
the California coast, and thus find their way back to the southern
and Mexico.
    My suggestion for your celebration would be to do a re-enactment
of the
Mission Father's journey, showing the padres flinging poppy seeds to
wind. You could do this now (the real planting season), or later, when
the poppies are blooming. Do this on a weekend, and you'll get some TV
news coverage. Then end up the journey in Lancaster, at the Antelope
Valley Poppy Preserve (blooms in early April) or the hills east of
Gorman, (blooms in mid-April)and do some celebrating there.
     I gathered the information for this answser from the nuns who
taught me as a child, and from these two websites:
   There are also a couple of songs about the CA poppy, which you
might get some school children to sing for your celebration.
    You can find info about those songs at:

     I hope you like this idea. Looking forward to seeing more poppies
on the hills here near Highway 101, and also your event on the news!
Sincerely, Cath-ga
Reason this answer was rejected by meritbusiness-ga:
The posted response was a comment -- not a valid answer, and not from
someone within California as requested :-)  Thank you.

Subject: Re: Celebrating California Poppy 100th Anniversary
From: nauster-ga on 10 Oct 2002 22:15 PDT
Just an idle idea:
Get as many municipalities in California as possible to plant poppies
that spell out "100." People will see the golden 100s everywhere and
want to find out why.

Subject: Re: Celebrating California Poppy 100th Anniversary
From: meritbusiness-ga on 11 Oct 2002 04:41 PDT
nauster-ga -- I can't determine how this thing works.  I am
delighted that you read and took time to respond, however -- posting
doesn't mean I accept the post. has opened a can of worms
-- at EXP.COM we were allowed to determine what we would buy/ not buy.
 Can you imagine 100,000 people posting *comments* and my credit card
bill at the end of the month.  I can merely tell the credit card
company to remove any payments <wink!>  It's not your fault or
problem.  I hope reads this... they are usually lurking in
the background to delete nefarious stuff ... I know ... they've
trailed me ... <smile!>
Subject: Re: Celebrating California Poppy 100th Anniversary
From: bobby_d-ga on 11 Oct 2002 04:50 PDT
meritbusiness-ga, are certain and clear on the Question/Answer process in
terms of money exchange.

Comments can be posted on a question before or after an answer is
posted.  You don't pay for these - they are people offering an idea,
or simply commenting on a question, but asnwering the question (and
therefore, you do not pay.)

You could have hundreds of comments, but no answer for your question -
you pay nothing.

If someone answers your question (The response appears under the
answer subtitle, not the "comments" subtitle), then, if you are
pleased that your question has been answered, you pay the ammount you
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If you are not happy with an answer (not a comment!), then you can ask
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If you have any other questions about the payment process, please feel
free to ask!

Subject: Re: Celebrating California Poppy 100th Anniversary
From: meritbusiness-ga on 15 Oct 2002 03:15 PDT
The Lancaster Reserve would be a wasteland of no poppies.  The last
THREE YEARS have been a DISASTER -- according to officials.

Your facts are clear and right; the response is almost right with
major exceptions :-)

I'm trying to get this question removed ... I do not know how ... this
beta version is a mess ~  google should remain focused as a search
engine, they are superior... but, this will never match EXP.COM the
original / similar service...

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