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August 8, 2016
My grandaunt used to request I bring home everlasting garlands for her. Baguio used to be that place where market produce were cheaper and could be bought in much larger quantities than normal. I remember bringing home brooms, broccoli, limes, ube jam, and other vegetables that my mother or aunts requested. Young corn and baby potatoes usually. My grandaunt would lovingly place the garlands on the Virgin Mary statue at the top of the stairs. The blooms would take months before they properly wilted, almost to the point like they would last forever. I forget, but maybe they didn't wilt?