Happy May Day! I'm a bit late to proclaim those wishes to you. We had a Madeliene May Day at the apothecary shop. Have you ever made or nibbled on a Madeliene? It's a spongy, cake like butter cookie, that's not too sweet. Madelienes and May Day seem to compliment one another.
Thank you to all that attended the annual May Day Celebration. I had a record attendance on Saturday! I'm constantly pinching myself, because I feel super blessed not just on this special day, but each and every day.
Sweet May Day memories surround my gratitude. Childhood memories wrapped in wild wood violets and old fashioned flowers like spirea and mock orange. We have both bushes in our yard, so those memories appear as soon as they begin to bloom. Mock Orange has an amazing perfume that magically swirls through the fresh spring air along with the scent of fresh cut grass and moist earth. We've had perfect spring rains.
My mom would create the most amazing May Day baskets. She never purchased anything that I recall, but used items on hand and constructed paper cones and salvaged her tin cans for the special day.
My friend Jules and I chatted about May day on our radio show. I had always heard that the May Day thing to do was to hang the basket on the door, and then run and hide so that the recipient wouldn't know who left the basket.
I told her that we did not run. Most of our basket were simply presented to elderly folks, and we usually waited until they greeted us, and then presented the basket.
To this day, I can remember the smiles and happy faces after receiving the colorful bouquets.
I also remember the joy of picking and cutting the flowers knowing they were to be used for such a caring and sharing gift.
Isn't it always love that stands out most?
I'm wishing you a merry, merry, month of May!
Enjoy caring and sharing days.