When I was a little girl, my mom would wake me up
and say, "Mornin' Glory!"

Later, when I first started teaching, the teacher across the hall said, "Morning Glory!" each day when I walked in.

Then years later, I joined an online lupus support group and we all had nicknames. One of the other members gave me the name, "Morning Glory" because I loved gardening and am very optimisitic.

None of the three people knew of the others using the name until I told them! It definitely makes it an appropriate, and special, nickname for me.

It's not used anymore, but my friends think of me when they see the flower. My friend Kath even planted Morning Glories in her garden in my honor!
The Story of the Morning Glory