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!