Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Beautiful Lilacs and a Special Nephew
It seems that we have an early bounty of lilacs in bloom this spring. I ususally notice them closer to the middle of the month, but every year is different. I remember picking a bunch and presenting them to my sister Patsy when her son Adam was born, May 20, 1978. I'd been at a soft-ball game that afternoon and there were lilac bushes in bloom all around the field. Once I heard she was in labor, I rushed to the hospital. I waited in excited anticipation while Patsy was in delivery, with lilacs to celebrate the birth of her third child, her third son. Every time I think of the day Adam was born, I think of lilacs (as well as the fact that he had the longest, darkest eyelashes of any baby I'd ever seen!). In fact, every time I see or smell lilacs, I think of Adam. It's a happy memory.
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