Tuesday, May 02, 2006



"Ring and Run"

Every year on May 1st, a dear friend of mine, drives up my driveway, hangs a basket of flowers on my door, rings the bell....and races back to her car to speed out of my surburban drive with the hope of disappearing before I answer the doorbell! As I open the door to see a glimpse of her tail lights....I smile. It's my annual May Basket! Yes, while my long surburban drive has complicated it a bit, but the age-old tradition of "Ring and Run" on May 1st endures.....

Today, because blogger was acting up all-day yesterday, I am sending these flowers to brighten your day, to celebrate springtime and the month of May!

13 comments:

kpjara said...

I so truly love those little random blessings...

Thanks for sharing it with us.

I pray May 2006 brings blessings, favor, growth, and renewal for us in each day.

March St. Ives said...

What a dear friend!

My children used to make May baskets and give them to our elderly neighbors. I'd forgotten all about that practice until I read your cheerful post today. I only wish I had thought to do the same thing if for no other reason than to brighten someone else's day.

Morning Glory said...

When I was a little girl in Omaha, my friend and I used to do that. It was fun.

Those are beautiful flowers in your picture.

Emily said...

Thanks for the flowers. I LOVE flowers. :) And I sure wish someone would have left 'em on my doorknob, rang, and ran! But it seems May Day has lost its mass appeal. So thanks for sharing your flowers today!

GiBee said...

Flowers? For us? Geeeee --- thank you!!!

C. H. Green said...

What a great way to start the month!

Kristen said...

Thanks for the May basket!

Hey, can you do me a favor and go over to my blog, click on the "Write to Me" link and send me an email real quick? I have a favor to ask you. :-) Thank you oh, so much! :-)

stacey said...

That's a neat idea and such a nice thing to do for a friend.
The flowers are beautiful.

Alyice said...

What a wonderful idea! I just might have to try that next year. Do you know how it started and why?

Rach said...

What a neat thing to do for someone!!

Lauren said...

What a sweet friend you have!!! Thank you for the flowers. :)

Sue aka MsCreativity said...

They are beautiful, thanks :-) You made me laugh at the visualisation of your friend running away before you opened your door, LOL! (What a wonderful friend) :-)

Sis. Julie said...

I can remember doing the "ring and run" when I was a kid. My sister and I would make May Baskets for some of our neighbors and deliver them to them by way of the "ring and run". I didn't think it was done anymore. What a blessing that it is in your life!! I know that has to be refreshing and uplifting to receive that gift each year.