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erinmaidin Folklore: May baskets (24) RE: Folklore: May baskets 12 Apr 04


The making of may baskets was something I learned in elementary school. We only made them the one year but it was a tradition I carried with me until I was a wise old teenager.
There was an elderly widow woman across the street from the home I grew up in. I always marveled at how happy she always seemed, even tho' she usually passed her days alone. Every May, she was the recipient of my May Basket...usually filled with flowers I'd swiped from other neighbour's gardens!
How touched I was when I was told by her daughter that at her passing away she asked that I be told how important to her those baskets were in her life. I never even imagined that she knew it was I who had brought them.


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