Since we moved to Fairfield in 1982 and learned about the famous Dogwood Festival over Mother’s Day weekend in Greenfield Hill, we made it a tradition to take our children when they were young to the festival. And that has continued. Just walking down the path and viewing these breathtaking trees, awash in brilliant colors, was wonderful. We always stopped at the food and pastry tent and more recently walked around the craft fair on both sides of the main street and enjoyed wonderful art in the building across from the church.
But alas, like most events this spring and probably beyond, our favorite Mother’s Day outing was canceled as part of the campaign to protect all of us from the corona virus. I wondered whether it might make sense to contact the First Selectwoman’s office and see whether we could just drive up to Greenfield Hill and walk the Dogwood path, especially if our daughter and grandkids joined us at a reasonable social distance. But I don’t want to break the new Covid 19 laws and alienate the town by just showing up on Mother’s Day.