I was shopping today and I saw this lady-bug (a beetle) on a green vegetable and thought how so fresh. I guess “fresh as a bug” is what I say.

Legend has it that crops in Europe during the Middle Ages were plagued by pests, so the farmers began praying to the Blessed Lady, the Virgin Mary. Soon, the farmers started seeing ladybugs in their fields, and the crops were miraculously saved from the pests. They associated their good fortune with the black and red beetles, and so began calling them lady beetles.


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