Just in case you forgot, Nov. 10 is Forget-Me-Not Day, a special day set aside each year to remember the special people in your life. While its origins are unknown, this annual “holiday” provides the perfect opportunity to rekindle an old romance, visit a childhood friend or call that relative you haven’t seen in years. And Forget-Me-Not Day is not just for the living. It also serves as an important reminder to remember those very special loved ones who have passed away.
Forget-Me-Nots are also lovely flowers that bloom in the spring and are especially fragrant in the evening hours. The Alpine Forget-Me-Not, Mayosotis alpestris, is the official state flower of Alaska. Legend has it that “forget-me-not” were the very last words a knight said to his lover. Due to the heavy weight of his armor, the knight fell and sunk to the bottom of a river after uttering those words to his special lady friend.