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District No. 1080

From the Station of the Lecturing Knight

I think everyone knows about birthstones: the special stone assigned to each month. Each stone has a special meaning behind it. But, did you know every month also has birth flowers which are a lot easier to give to that special person!  History will tell us that each month has a couple of flowers to choose from.  For example January’s birth flower is the Carnation and comes in different colors to convey different meanings, much like roses.  A pink carnation means affection, while a red carnation means I love you.  White carnation means pure love, striped carnations means regret that a love is not shared and yellow means rejection or disappointment.  The other January’s flower is the Snowdrop, which used to be considered bad luck due to the fact that it would always seem to appear to grow in graveyards.  Nowadays, it signifies hope and beauty.  February’s birth flower is the Violet which signifies watchfulness, loyalty, and faithfulness.  Give a Violet to someone to let them know you’ll always be there for them.  The other February flower is the Primrose, which lets someone know you can’t live without them.  March’s birth flower is the Daffodil which means unequaled love; the other March flower is the Jonquil which is used to convey sympathy.  April’s birth flower is the daisy which conveys innocence, loyalty, love and purity.  The other April flower is the Sweet Pea which signifies blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good bye.  May’s birth flower is the Lily of the Valley, which signifies sweetness, humility and a return to happiness.  The other May flower is the Hawthorne which signifies that you want only the best for the recipient.  June’s birth flower is the Rose which has more meanings than one can count!  A Pink Rose means perfect happiness, while a red rose means “I love you.”  A White Rose signifies innocence and purity, while a Yellow Rose conveys jealousy.  The other June flower is a Honeysuckle, which is a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.

Well that is it for now.  I intend to write more on birth flowers next month.  Let’s get serious now, get involved in becoming a Chair Officer next year, yes it is work but very gratifying.

Grady Sain

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