Friday, April 11, 2008

Representin' Da Field for May Day

Block 832 in Plainfield has gained national recognition with this piece on the tradition of May baskets.
Grit, a magazine dedicated to "Celebrating the rural community since 1882," spotted Plaintalker's May Basket image online and asked for permission to use it. Flattered beyond words, we said yes!'
I made the May Basket and took the picture, with my neighbor holding it up. We split the proceeds for the fee and were both just tickled that a picture from the vicinity of Park & Seventh became an icon for a rural tradition. Click here for more information.
Plan ahead to make a basket out of a paper doily or whatever and fill it with early spring flowers to hang on a neighbor's doorknob to greet the new season!
--Bernice Paglia

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

way 2 go bernice!!!!! and congratulations.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Jo-Ann Bandomer said...

I never knew about the gathering of random flowers for a May basket and last year after reading your blog I went about the neighborhood, with my grandchildren, 4 and 18 months, and gathered some beautiful
flowers, from pachysandra to dandelions and others to give to a 90 year old friend, she was tickled as it reminded her of her youth. She has since passed but I am looking forward to doing it again this year, thanks for the sweet reminder.

9:34 PM  

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