Paris Reborn by Herbert Adams Gibbons, 1915.
A monk in the year 610 A.D. made the first pretzel to give to the youngsters when they learned to say their prayers correctly. He designed the twist peculiar alone to the pretzel to represent arms folded in the attitude of prayer. In Latin he called it pretiola, meaning “little gift.”
Complete Speaker’s And Toastmaster’s Library by Jacob M. Braude, 1965.
The Top 10 of Everything by Russell Ash, 2001.
“Joan of Arc Saved France - Women of America Save Your Country" at Library of Congress
Convallaria majalis is also known as Our Lady’s tears or Mary’s tears in some regions, possibly due to the pure white tear-shaped flowers. Majalis tells us that it flowers in May; traditionally the flowers are sold on the streets of France on the first day of May.
Latin for Gardeners by Lorraine Harrison, 2012.