Monday, May 19, 2008

More Prettier in Pink Memories...

An email and photo I just received from my mother


When you scooped some pips with the helmet, you sent some to your Dad. We have several small plantings of them in various places around the garden. When I was a child, I learned a pretty little song - where I can't remember. That became one of the favorite lullabies I would sing to the three of you. I remember standing by your cribs, swaying back and forth and singing, then putting each of you down for the night. I always wondered why the words said coral bells, as all the lily-of- valley I had ever seen were white. With your discovery of the pink ones, I then knew the author must have also discovered the pink ones. Do you remember the words?

Soft coral bells along a slender stalk
Lilies-of-the-valley deck my garden walk
Oh! Don't you wish that you could hear them ring
That will happen only when the fairies sing

Love, Mom



P.S. Good morning, dear mither of mine - yes I do remember that song and have always wondered why it's always been a favorite of mine. Now I know, and what a sweet lovely reason it is! You are the best! (I do find it quite irritational that every time I think I've taken a really good picture, you go and take a better one - reference above photo, dang it - I am striving to aim and shoot as well as you! It's the wonderful artist in you, mom! ;-)
Love you dearly,


  1. The photo is not showing unless I click on it to make it open in a new window .. it is lovely .. so dewy and soft colored bells ... your photo was equally good she just used a macro to get closer ..


  2. Oh, how beautiful - the photo, the lovely note, and the love.

  3. Okay you are ridiculously sweet. Just ridiculously.

  4. I live this little mema sang, "I love you a bushel and a peck" that one too

  5. Beautiful flowers!

    Hey, this post I saw over at Jeannelle's made me think of you:

  6. What a wonderful memory and I love the little song! I was just telling someone yesterday about your pink lily of the valley because we've never seen any! Lovely photo, but so was yours :-)


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