I Love May Day…
I love the warm sunny days filled with anticipation of the coming month. (Watch for my next installment on the months of the year, Miss May)
My dear readers…I posted these pictures a couple years ago, but I just couldn’t resist posting them again.
I am one of those Moms that look back at pictures and smile, cry or just reminisce….this post and the photos do all three.
I love May Day for two very special reasons.
It is the birthday of the Twins.
Gee, it seems like only yesterday….I was plodding along with a huge tummy and swollen feet and crunching on a paper cup full of ice. I craved ICE!
Can you imagine listening to someone crunch on ice on a daily basis? Ugh!
The thought of it now makes me cringe. haha!
These handsome little boys with their deep brown eyes are all grown up now and have families of their own, but they will always be my babies.
I am sure if they read this, they will be horrified that I still call them “my babies…”
…or maybe not, because now they know what it is like to have babies of their own.
I am so proud of both of them.
They both served their country…as did their Father, and Both Grandfathers, …plus 23 other relatives, mostly in the Navy.
They have both traveled the world and now reside in Kentucky and Kansas!
Pretty far away from the peninsula of Florida!
Luckily, we do talk or text daily.
I have always called them my little May Day Baskets of Joy!
I can’t believe they are all grown up and have become such fine young men.
I will most likely think of them as being my babies for the rest of my life.
We Mothers are like that.
Yeah, we are. ?
Now, I am going to assemble some little May baskets and take them to a few of my neighbors. I will put a few stems of fresh flowers and a few pieces of wrapped candy in each “cone” basket.
I especially love lilacs and spirea which is what we used to put in our May baskets in the Midwest…. but sadly, we can’t grow them here in Florida.
But there are plenty of Spring flowers….the bright yellow Plumaria, better known as the flower of the Hawaiian Lei, (the fragrance is intoxicating) the purple Mexican petunia, the glorious Hibiscus, and of course the thorny bougainvillea, in every color of the rainbow.
Note: One of the twins calls the bougainvillea…burger-villa. 🙂
They both have a great sense of humor….must take after their Mom. 🙂
May Basket Tradition calls for placing the little May baskets on a doorstep or doorknob …. ringing the doorbell and running away to hide and watch the excitement of the recipient receiving a small gift. Don’t think my knees will allow me to run too far.
I will most likely do as I have done in previous years…. and just leave the baskets on their door knobs…
……or maybe I will ring the bell….:)
And then I will go to my Secret Garden and have a cup of hot tea…and perhaps some of the wrapped candy that is left over.
Well, I don’t want it to go to waste…right?
Happy May Day to all !!!!
And a very special Happy Birthday to my twins!
Hugs and smooches always!
Lovely memories Kari – thank you for sharing.
Warmest hugs from across the pond xx
Thank you my friend for stopping by…I so appreciate you.
Hugs right back at ya!