Tuesday, 1 May 2012
On May Baskets and Iowa
Posted by Supertradmum
I was never quite sure as to the religious or secular history of this custom. By the time I was in high school in the late sixties, the custom had passed, although we as a family would bring baskets to the two grandmothers. The nuns at school told us as children this all was in honor of Our Lady.
These baskets were not elaborate, and usually the flowers were picked in the fields and parks in the neighborhood-violets, daisies, daffodils, even dandelions.
If anyone else grew up with this custom, please let me know on this blog.