"Sand Dollar legend is an Easter and Christmas
favorite which tells a story that includes the
five slits representing the wounds of Jesus Christ
when on the cross.
The Easter lily with a star in the middle
represents the star of Bethlehem and
on the back is the outline of a
Poinsettia, the Christmas Flower.
When the Sand Dollar is broken,
there are five doves representing
good will and peace."
From the Internet
When I sliced a persimmon the inside reminded me of a Sand Dollar and I wondered if persimmons also have a story. The flower on the inside of the fruit is beautiful and I looked on the Internet but did not find any legends about the flower in the persimmon. It sort of looked like an embroidery stitch.
"If it be not ripe it will draw
a man's mouth awry with much torment.
But, if it is ripe, it is as
delicious as an apricot."
Capt. John Smith, 1624