May Day Tradition

"May Day Tradition", mixed media by Kerry McFall

For almost 20 years, my friend Tracy and I have upheld the Flowers on Your Porch tradition each May 1st.  Some years the bouquets have been lavish with peonies, tulips, lilacs.  Others, there are just a few tiny forget-me-nots or lilies of the valley, depending on the whims of Mother Nature and what we planted the previous year.  This year, she remembered, I did not, so Tracy, here are virtual May flowers on your front porch, a day late but better late than never… yes, they look suspiciously like the bouquet I found on MY front porch!  And thanks to her reminder, I realized what day it was, and took flowers in the afternoon to a sweet old lady who used to be our neighbor and has recently moved to assisted living.  We always “surprised” her with May flowers also, with little Corey sneaking up to her front step, ringing the bell, and sprinting off with the giggles.  Traditions are such fun!

One thought on “May Day Tradition

  1. sally ishikawa

    Kathy makes sure that the boys leave flowers every may day. I so treasure the day. I love the idea that you and an adult friend do the same thing. A special friendship.

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