The Merry, Merry Month of May
I was strolling through the park one day, in the merry, merry month of May. This is a line from a very old Irish folk song, called “The Fountain in the Park.” I remember my grandmother singing this little ditty to me when I was younger.
Her songs still bring a smile to my face. There was “How Much is That Doggie in the Window?” “Does your bubblegum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?” “I’ve got a hot-rod Ford and a two-dollar bill…” and “In your Easter Bonnet”
My grandmother did not have the easiest life, by any stretch. But, what a beautiful thing that amid the pain and difficulties – she took the time to sing and sew.
It wasn’t until I got older that I realized just how strong and amazing she was. And not because she persevered through battles. There must have been times she became exhausted under the strain…questioned her resolve. But, because- through it all…she sang. What a beautiful example.