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A unique birthday present gave a mushroom enthusiast a âshock.â
Rose Hurd, of Whitley County, calls herself âthe mushroom lady.â
Sheâs sold mushrooms for 26 years and is a supplier to four retailers, but she said she âhas never seen anything like this before.â
âI got a package shipped from Nevada from my supplier,â said Hurd, who celebrated her 87th birthday Tuesday.
âThis cluster has at least 100 mushrooms all together. Iâve seen them grow with five or six, but never this many. I was dumbfounded. Itâs really remarkable. I laughed, I got excited and even screamed a bit. It was something so different.â
Hurd has lived at her home in Whitley County for 65 years.
She said she enjoys mushrooms and services more than 300 clients with her business.
Although the mushroom spectacle was something Hurd wonât soon forget, she photographed the cluster.
âI wasnât going to let those mushrooms go to waste,â she said.
âWe ate them for supper and they were darn good!â