Of the four seasons, spring and fall are sneezing seasons in Missouri. A high pollen count from wildflowers like yellow goldenrod are wonderful for honeybees but hard on people who have allergies.

According to Cindy Brick's "The Stitcher's Language of Flowers," this is a "sneezing ditty" from the Ozark Mountains:

"Sneeze on Monday, sneeze for fun:

Sneeze on Tuesday, see someone;

Sneeze on Wednesday, get a letter;

Sneeze on Thursday, something better,

Sneeze on Friday, sneeze for sorrow;

Sneeze on Saturday, a beau comes tomorrow,

Sneeze on Sunday, trouble on Monday."