I just told Miss Emilie that you're supposed to put
on May Day, but nobody does that anymore.
The last time I did it was for my elderly friend next door.
Last fall I lost my dear Doris.
I guess I'm old-fashioned, but I love those little customs.
Today, we will take a walk and try to find some
wildflowers, and make a small bouquet for Mommy.
There are some violets blooming and we can make
candied violets for our cupcakes.
These are New Jersey's state flower and they come up
wild in our lawns each spring.
Learn more about violets on my blogpost,
"Spring-New Life and Beauty", March 29, 2012
Did you know that May 1
is also Law Day?
It was first established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958,
"to celebrate the role of law in our society, and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession."
Here's my favorite lawyer, my daughter Amy!
She is also celebrating a birthday, this week.
|Rutgers Law School Graduation 2014|
|Amy, on swearing-in day, as a New Jersey Lawyer|
I love to cut some pussy willows and other flowering branches to bring inside
and force them. We rooted these, and will plant them today!
|Ours cuttings are well-rooted and leafing-out!|
Read more about Pussy Willows here
I had so much fun telling Miss Emilie stories and poems all about pussy willows,
and how we could get some trees, by rooting them.
Pussy Willow Legend
Later we'll go get some plants for the 2 urns on the front porch.
It's finally warming up, and time to garden!
Emily wants to start work on our fairy garden, and plant some zinnia seeds.
She's an eager helper! I'm so happy that spring is finally here, because
Mommy started working the night shift and is sleeping
so we have to get outdoors more!
Emilie is turning 4 this week, and she loves to have tea parties with Grandma!
Guess what! Happy news! I am now a great-grandma!
Baby Johnny has arrived!
My son , who just celebrated his birthday in Heaven, is now a grandpa!
I'm sure he's looking down, smiling and so proud!
|Baby Johnny, our newest family member|
March 27, 2018
Emilie and Tommy love their new baby 2nd cousin !
Happy May Day!
I'm going out to play now!