Friday, April 11, 2008
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!