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Forget-me-nots: Love and remembrance

Not long ago the subject of forget-me-nots came up. And that enticed me to learn more about this very famous but modest flower. I think we mostly associate the forget-me-not with love as that’s such a part of the legend around it. Yet there’s much more to these shy little blue flowers. There’s a lot of enchanting lore connected with this flower. According to German legend, when God was naming the flowers of the world, a little blue blossom pleaded “Forget me not, O Lord,” to which he replied “That shall be your name.” A similar Greek legend has it that God had finished coloring the flowers when a small one whispered, “Forget me not.” The Creator had only a pale blue color left in his palette but the flower was highly pleased.In medieval times women wore forget-me-nots in their hair and on their clothes as a sign of “faithfulness and lasting love.” Freemasons adopted the flower and its meaning in 1926 in memory of the “indigent and desperate.” In a similar vein, parts of Canada associate the flower with that country’s war casualties. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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