An old high school friend sent this via email. She sends a lot of crap my way - inspirational letters, email greeting cards and the like. This story might be a complete hoax, but the picture makes it worth the read.
A class of elementary students started a class project to make a planter to take home and wanted to have a plant in it that was easy to take care of, so it was decided to use cactus plants. The students were given greenware pottery of a clown planter and they painted them with glaze and had them professionally fired at a class outing so they could see the process. It was great fun. They planted the cactus seeds in the finished planters and they grew nicely but unfortunately the children were not allowed to take them home. The cactus plants were removed and a small ivy replaced them and thechildren were then allowed to take them home. The teacher said cactus seemed like a good idea at the time.