Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

April 22, 2011

Rosemary: The Herb


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

ROSEMARY: THE HERB

Grow for two ends—it matters not at all.

Be’t for my bridall, or my buriall! 

Sir Thomas Moore

      Rosemary is a favorite evergreen, used wherever the occasion requires an emblem of constancy and perpetual remembrance. It’s been traditionally and historically used as a key herb associated with weddings and funerals.

     Once there was a man who rated the title of being the cheapest of all men. He was a man who wished to be remarried on the day of his former wife’s burial—because the rosemary which was used for his deceased wive would do for the wedding ceremony as well!

      Wedding potpourris should contain rosemary. Shakespeare acknowledged this in writing:

There’s rosemary—that’s for remembrance

Pray you love remember me!

     A closing comment on rosemary: If the root is steamed in wine and vinegar, and the resulting lotion is used to wash the feet of a thief, the thief will lose his power/strength to rob, steal, or do any further harm.

     The question remains: how do you convince a suspected thief to wash his feet?

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ADDITIONAL READING:

March days to celebrate

PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING, (LAMOINE) MAINE ROOTS

AQUILA AND PRISCILLA: A Script on their Marriage

Come celebrate my funeral

RUSS’S ASSIGNMENT: WRITE CAROLYN’S EULOGY Lent Devotion

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