Mom’s Lilacs

Good weather has given me an opportunity to leave the gym’s treadmill behind and head outside for my stroll.  I have a 7 mile loop that I walk in Woodbury, and with trees in flower I pass by any number of lilac bushes (Syringa vulgaris).  And it put me to mind that the Gordon’s had a lilac bush (more a tree) that was just on the other side of the fence next to our garage.  Some of the branches hung over to our side of the fence.  And I assume with Gordon’s approval, the flowers were fair game for Mom to cut.

Mom would harvest several small branches with leaf and flowers and place them into a good sized glass vase.  I loved the scent of those flowers.  I still do, and it’s a warm connection to my memory of Mom.

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