In the winter of 2007, Dan and I bought a pot of basil in Frankfurt when we were still dating and called it “Bessie”. Since then we got into the habit of naming important purchases. For instance our first Ford Fiesta was called Freddie.
Bessie died a horrible death due to my negligence. For some silly reason I left her out on the balcony during winter thinking she needed whatever sunlight she could get. Dan gave her a “burial”.
Yesterday I decided to get a new pot of basil after 6 years in memory of Bessie. Her name is Betty. She’s sat nicely by the window sill in the kitchen.
Does anyone else name their plants or important purchases? Or are we just weird and crazy?