I have an Altar Guild meeting, my first, tomorrow. (If you haven't guessed I'm Episcopalian.) There's a long family history of us gals being members at least as far back as my 6th greatgrandmother Sally Tracy Hayden. It might go further back, maybe not.
Anyway the "Altar Fairies" as my Aunt Dorothy used to call them were the ones that came in on Saturdays, cleaned the church, set up the alter, made sure the linen were clean and pressed. That bit's a lot easier with todays materials.
I also want to lean how to do flower. I like altars with flowers, but my talents are, um, amateurish at best. Fortunately a kind soul has offered to teach me. I'm the big fluffy English cottage flower style person, not the Ikebana type. Although Ikebana has it's place. And I do like orchids as well.
I've always wondered why we can't put leis around each others neck during the Peace? Or toss rose petals at each other.
You'll have to forgive me...I watched Alice's Restaurant yesterday.