Michigan Blooming Cactus

They grow them old in Michigan. The <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1823&amp;entry_id=1645" title="http://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/500901.html?nav=5001" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/500901.html?nav=5001′;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Escanaba (huh? What’s an escanaba?) Daily Press</a> is all over the story of the 100 year old cactus in Hermansville. I’m guessing these small towns are in the UP, maybe even near the <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1824&amp;entry_id=1645" title="http://www.flickr.com/photos/93114883@N00/122200480/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/93114883@N00/122200480/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Mackinac Bridge</a>.<br /><br /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><img width="250" hspace="5" height="188" border="0" src="https://cactusjungle.com/blog/uploads/misc/500901_1.jpg" /><br /><span style="font-style: italic;">For more than 100 years, a Christmas cactus has been blooming in Hermansville. In 1925, Pauline Meyers gave the post office a cactus that had been gracing her home for years. Mrs. Lottie Bultman, sister to William Anderson, who founded the William Anderson Sports and Recreation club in Hermansville, was postmaster at the time the cactus was given. Another cactus was later presented to the post office by Sven Anderson; it, too, bloomed over the Christmas season and is 57 years old.<br />
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Lottie Bultman took care of the cactus until 1929. Since then each postmaster has watered and nurtured the cactus. Debra LaFave, current postmaster, now attends to it. Many cuttings have been given out to local residents and the cactus blooms are eagerly awaited each Christmas by local patrons at the Post Office.</span><br /></div><br />Well, nice going and congratulations to the Meyers/Bultman/Anderson families and the Postmaster too.<br /><br />

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