Musings on the merry month of May

There is an old expression that dates to the 1600s — “April showers bring May flowers.” The sun is shining, the azaleas are blooming, birds are chirping, and gardeners are humming — therefore, it must be May.

Another old expression is “Marry in May and you’ll rue the day.” Ancient Romans believed it was unlucky to get married during animal mating season

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