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^[[stamped]]AUG 11 1924[[/stamped]]
^[[Ans 8/25/24]]

For Prize Contest. 
What Burpee's Seeds have Done for Me. 

810 Avon St., 
Akron, Ohio, 
August 8, 1924. 

W. Atlee Burpee Company, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Gentlemen: 

Contemplating this question I become lost in the lure of the garden. Around me thrive sturdy vegetables, destined to both tempt and satisfy my family's varying appetites,--thus solving my greatest problem, "What shall we eat?" 

A riot of color draws me to the flower garden. Unable to do justice to them all, I pause to extol the floradale, queen of the daisies. A unique place is hers among flowers, whether she lifts her head in stateliness among gay-colored poppies and daintily fringed bachelor buttons in the garden, or, in basket bouquet of plain glass vase, lends her charm to grace the pulpit on a Sabbath. 

Even when combined with the golden-crowned correopsis or bronze-tinted tiger flower, she retains her individuality; nor does she sacrifice it when, in small numbers, she is grouped with purple larkspur, at once adding contrast and life. 

Because of her lasting quality there is added to her many charms that of [[underline]]abiding[[/underline]] beauty. Emblem of purity, simplicity, grace, dignity, and endurance! My heart swells with gratitude, for Burpee's Seeds have ministered both to my physical and my spiritual natures. 

Yours truly, 
Mrs. Harry O. Reed

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