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  • Aunt Gussie's homegrown peonies were one of her very favorite pride and joys in life. They grew along the path and driveway leading up to the house as well as in the back garden where she had an area of cutting flowers. For two months of the year, she always kept a fresh bouquet of peonies on the dining table. After her father Hamilton Roddis died in 1960, she brought peonies to St. Alban's Church in Marshfield for every year of her life in celebration of his birthday because she knew they too were his favorite flower.
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