Wisconsin Man Plants 4-Mile Stretch of Sunflowers in Tribute to Late Wife

Wisconsin Man Plants 4-Mile Stretch of Sunflowers in Tribute to Late Wife

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Love is blooming along a Wisconsin country road.

A stretch of farmland usually reserved for corn and soybeans is now home to over four miles of beautiful sunflowers, planted in memory of Babbette Jacquish, who died of cancer in last November.

Babbettes-Seeds-of-Hope-Sunflowers-800pxJacquish was known around town as the “Sunflower Lady” for her love of the tall yellow stems, so, in her honor, her husband planted the big yellow blooms in five neighboring farms near Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

While she was alive, Jacquish had the idea to plant the flowers and harvest the seeds to sell as birdseed, giving the proceeds to charities that support cancer research and patients.

To keep that dream alive, her husband and daughter created “Babbette’s Seeds of Hope.”

“She always loved flowers but sunflowers were her favorite,” her husband Don told KARE TV. “They fit her personality. She’d walk into a room and her smile would light up the whole room.”

(WATCH the video from KARE-TV or READ more at The Leader Telegram)

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