Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day!

Eons ago, when I was a little girl in Catholic school, the month of May meant celebrating Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Being 6 or 7 years old, every little girl was chosen to lay the flowers at the feet of Mary. This was a big deal. I mean, really huge. At that time, it was the biggest event in my life.

Every little girl wore their communion dress, white shoes, flowers in hair. Every parent of the little girl would provide a bouquet of beautiful spring flowers. My flowers chosen flowers were lilacs.


Even though it was truly eons ago, I can remember walking delicately to the statue of Mary. I wanted to be perfect because nothing else would be acceptable.

Where did this memory come from today? It has been long buried and just today brought forward to document.

Happy May Day! Happy Lilacs! Oh, how I miss you lilacs.

8 comments:

Daryl said...

I love lilacs ... I think I am going to get a nice bunch for the house and hope I find a spot where the cats cant reach them ...
Happy May Day!!!!!

~CC Catherine said...

Deb, What a lovely memory.....I'm glad it resurfaced, and Lilacs are my favorite too! These are lovely! I covet memories that are warm like yours! ;) Hey, if you've not visited my blog recently, stop over to sign up for my Blog Give Away in honor of Mother's Day! ~CC Catherine ;)

TSannie said...

Love it when something "comes back". And I LOVE lilacs!

Decadent Housewife said...

Thanks for the beautiful lilac photos - love it when those little memories come forward.

jojo said...

Just stopping by from Mental Mama's place and so happy to find you sharing a memory that I also have. Thanks for that special thought on May Day! Have a good weekend.

Country Girl said...

The scent of lilacs takes me back to my childhood. I adore them.

DesertHen said...

Wonderful memory and the lilacs are stunning.

imom said...

I remember picking flowers and putting them in little paper hangers to share with people in the neighborhood. My friend and I would hang the flowers on the door knob, ring the bell and run! We loved it and so did the people who got the flowers.