ROLLING HILLS GARDEN CENTER
VILLAGE GALLERY FLORIST
MAY, MOTHERS, MEMORIAL DAY QUOTES
“At last came the golden month of the wild folk-- honey-sweet May, when the birds come back, and the flowers come out, and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.”
― Samuel Scoville Jr., Wild Folk
“Then you have to remember to be thankful; but in May one simply can't help being thankful . . . that they are alive, if for nothing else. I feel exactly as Eve must have felt in the garden of Eden before the trouble began.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“Most people liked it best in the early spring, when the woods down to the river seemed to shift almost before one’s eyes from snowdrop white to daffodil yellow to the shimmer of bluebells—when the rooks cawed furiously in the beeches, the garden woke to life in a splurge of rhododendrons, and the young lambs caught their heads five times a day in the fencing down the drive. I shall always remember it with the profoundest gratitude, though, as it was that May, that last May, in the last of my old summers.”
― Jan Morris, Conundrum
"When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth."
- Mitch Albom
"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."
- Honore de Balzac
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
― Washington Irving
"The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men." –Minot J. Savage
"This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn't come home. This is not Veterans Day, it's not a celebration, it is a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom." –Tamra Bolton, in Parade essay
“Memorial Day Sonnet
We don't want your celebration,
We don't want you to honor us.
All we want is for you to grow up,
And end all tribalism that kills us.
A thousand holidays can't bring us back,
Nor can they wipe the tears of our spouses.
How will you console our children,
How will you comfort our broken parents!
Enough with your flowers and rituals,
Enough with your crocodile care!
If you have an iota of humanity,
Step up and make all divides disappear.
Yet if you still want to live life as tribal,
Rest assured we'll give ours with a smile.”
― Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family
May is a month for mothers memories of all who have given so much to us, and much more.
May 1: May Day
May 2: National Truffle Day.
May 3: World Press Freedom Day.
May 4: Bird Day.
May 5: Cinco de Mayo.
May 6: International No Diet Day.
May 7: National Cosmopolitan Day.
May 8: Iris Day
May 9: Sleepover Day
May 10: Shrimp Day
May 11: Twilight Zone Day
May 12: Odometer Day
May 13: Apple Pie Day
May 14: Decency Day
May 15: Chocolate Chip Day
May 16: Love a Tree Day
May 17: Cherry Cobbler Day
May 18: Visit Your Relatives Day
May 19: Devil's Food Cake Day
May 20: Rescue Dog Day
May 21: Memo Day
May 22: Being You Day
May 23: Taffy Day
May 24: Brother's Day
May 25: Wine Day
May 26: Paper Airplane Day
May 27: Road Trip Day
May 28: Hamburger Day
May 29: Paper Clip Day
May 30: Mint Julep Day
May 31 ; Smile Day
MAY in the garden.