In primitive goddess cults, the five petals represented the five stations of female life—birth, menstruation, motherhood, menopause, and death.
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My mother is going through menopause.
Alexandra could be relied upon to produce a malapropism on occasions, the most notable being her comment on the gulosity displayed by the youngest member of a Mobile Jewish family upon completing his thirteenth year: Alexandra declared that Aaron Stein was the greediest boy she had ever seen, that he ate fourteen ears of corn at his Menopause.