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A Post from the Founder – A St. Patrick’s Day secret

One of our programmers, Len, shared a St. Patrick’s Day secret about me this morning in the Club Members’ Thoughts discussion forum:  

Richard P., the PBS Founder, can look at a patch of clover and immediately spot the four-leafed ones. I’ve known one other person who could do that, and it wasn’t Chuck Norris.

I’m thinking of spilling a box of toothpicks next time RP’s around to see if he counts them instantly. If so, we’ll know he buys his underpants at K-Mart 🙂

Have you ever known someone with this kind of 4-leaf  clover radar? How do you think they do it?

Since I’ve been “outed”, I thought I would share a little about my talent!  Ever since I was a little kid, I have had this fairly unique ability to look down at a patch of clovers and almost immediately pick out a four leaf clover.  Many times I can find several at one time in the same patch.  My brother John has the same ability – so it must run in the family! 

Often times I will simply be walking along a path and glance down – and reach for a four leaf clover.  When friends are nearby, they are always amazed.  

This group of 4 leaf clovers was from last year.   I was out with my girlfriend’s kids and they challenged me to find one as we walked along a path.  Within seconds I had found not one – but over 20!  One thing that you rarely ever see in life is a 5 leaf clover.  I have only found about a dozen in my life.  In the top left of this group, there is a 5 leaf clover.  I decided to make this one into a collage of sorts and gave it to my girlfriend – thus the “Mom” in the middle. 

So on this St. Patrick’s Day, I want to wish you the very best of luck and that you find your own 4 leaf clover – Or I can find one for you!

Richard

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2 Responses to “A Post from the Founder – A St. Patrick’s Day secret”

  1. Brittany F. (brinny) says:

    a 2 leaf clover means love, a 4 leaf clover means luck, a 5 leaf clover means money
    as per answers.com and sciencebase.com

    🙂

  2. Sianeka N Hollywood, CA says:

    Someday, if I ever get a chance to meet Richard anywhere where there MAY BE a patch of clover, I will take him up on his offer for a 4-leaf clover!!!! A lucky PBS 4-Leaf clover. (And please enter me in the contest if ever he offers one up as a prize!!!!)

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