The Month of May

The Month of May

May Day, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.  

All three days are days of celebration and days of remembrance.
The Maypole, decorated with flowers, celebrates the beginning of May, which ushers in earth in full bloom.

 Mother’s day honors mothers both living and dead.  I remember each Mother’s Day dad would buy me a red rose to wear to church signifying that mom was alive and he would wear a red rose in his label.  I remember the Mother’s Day that the color of his rose turned to white.  I am still thankful that I wear a red rose in honor of my mom.  

Memorial Day seems to have gotten less important but it shouldn’t because it is on that day that we honor those men and women who gave their all for our nation’s freedom.  I am writing and you are reading this post because we can because they did. 

 I have an idea: each day in May begins with an M; May 1st, May 2nd, May 3rd  etc so let’s make every day in May a day of celebration and remembrance: 31 days to fill with fun, hope, joy, thanksgiving and special memories.

Books are a great way to teach our children about these holidays. Below is a list of websites that offer some reading recommendations.

Enjoy the holidays!

Martha Swirzinski


Mary Jo Guglielmo said...

Love the idea of making everyday a celebration.

Heidiwriter said...

Excellent thoughts, Martha, thank you!

VS Grenier said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to post a blurb on my blog tomorrow as I'm blogging everyday about Mother's Day this week and this fits right in with that.

Karen Cioffi said...

Great reminders about what's happening in May and links to children's books!

Shirley Corder said...

Clever reminder of all the M's. Thanks.

Martha said...

Virginia, I'll have to check out your blog. That's great you are blogging everyday about Mother's day.

Magdalena Ball said...

Martha, you make the excellent point that Mother's Day is another opportunity to teach kids (as are all holidays). Books for mother's day is a great idea - especially poetry books that you can pair with flowers or chocolate or even a little jewellery (I like organic green & blacks dark chocolate!). Of course the poetry book that Carolyn Howard-Johnson and I have out is themed to mother's day and is therefore perfect, but poetry of all sorts lends itself to gift giving.

Martha said...

How right you are! Books are a great gift to give and your poetry book is a wonderful idea.

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