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A unique birthday present gave a mushroom enthusiast a â€śshock.â€ť
Rose Hurd, of Whitley County, calls herself â€śthe mushroom lady.â€ť
Sheâ€™s sold mushrooms for 26 years and is a supplier to four retailers, but she said she â€śhas never seen anything like this before.â€ť
â€śI got a package shipped from Nevada from my supplier,â€ť said Hurd, who celebrated her 87th birthday Tuesday.
â€śThis cluster has at least 100 mushrooms all together. Iâ€™ve seen them grow with five or six, but never this many. I was dumbfounded. Itâ€™s really remarkable. I laughed, I got excited and even screamed a bit. It was something so different.â€ť
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 wonâ€™t soon forget, she photographed the cluster.
â€śI wasnâ€™t going to let those mushrooms go to waste,â€ť she said.
â€śWe ate them for supper and they were darn good!â€ť