Roses for parents - Carolina Country

Roses for parents

Roses for parents
This picture is of my mother and me on our first Mother’s Day in 1966. Can you see my red rose?

Last spring I found myself planting roses in a new flower bed in our front yard, and I remembered back in my childhood all the rosebushes that my grandmothers and mother enjoyed.

Every year on Mother's Day or Father's Day my mother would cut each of us a rose to wear to church. The tradition was that you wore a red or pink rose for your mother or father, depending on the day of honor. You wore a white rose in memory of your mother or father if one had passed away.

I had not thought of this tradition in years. Maybe now that I have my own rose bushes, I'll start that tradition with my family.

Wanda Garren, Lincolnton, Rutherford EMC

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