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I’ve never found a four-leaf clover.

Yet, Alabama realtor Frankie Osborn has collected sixty-five-thousand pressed clovers with four leaves or more – including two prized clovers with NINE LEAVES! (As the Irish lore goes, the first three leaves stand for faith, hope, and love; the fourth harbors the luck.) 

Osborn has a few tips for finding them: Visit a field on a warm but cloudy day (the leaves curl up in direct sun), and scan for a square among the triangle shapes. Bring along a small bag to collect your trophies, and, once home, press them to dry in a phone book. (Hopefully, you still have one.)

I’m going to give it a try. We all could use a little more luck, right?

Renee Garrison is the award-winning author of Anchored Together and The Anchor Clankers.