Gardenia collage: May 2007

Remembering Mother Mother's Day 2010

Growing up in the south, it was traditional for adult women to wear a corsage to church on Mother's Day. If her mother was alive, her corsage would be red. If her mother was no longer living, her corsage would be white.

Though this tradition is not as widely practiced today, if I had worn a corsage to church this morning, I would have been honoring my mother's memory with a corsage of white flowers.

It is with much love and affection that I remember my sweet mother, Mary Eleanor Gardner White.