Are you sure you aren't from West Virginia? Love the amusing simile!
Funny! I love the rose, too!~laurie
More about the rose in a bit on my FB page. And thanks for the comments. I'm getting caught up. A little.
So about this stone. First cousins who marry. It's often because they love one another so much. They are willing to take the crap given them by both family and society. My past and future meet like this. They kinda jangle at each other but can't be separated, nor have any desire to.