Tam Lin Charity Collection: TAM LIN
"And ance it fell upon a day
A cauld day and a snell,
When we were frae the hunting come,
That frae my horse I fell,
The Queen o' Fairies she caught me,
In yon green hill do dwell.
"And pleasant is the fairy land,
But, an eerie tale to tell,
Ay at the end of seven years,
We pay a tiend to hell,
I am sae fair and fu o flesh,
I'm feard it be mysel.
"But the night is Halloween, lady,
The morn is Hallowday,
Then win me, win me, an ye will,
For weel I wat ye may.
"Just at the mirk and midnight hour
The fairy folk will ride,
And they that wad their true-love win,
At Miles Cross they maun bide."
The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, 1882-1898 by Francis James Child
$5 from every candle sold in the Tam Lin trio (essentially, the entire profit of each candle) will be donated to Planned Parenthood. The donation will be in memory of my dear friend Abigail, who passed away on November 9, 2016.
One of the things Abby was passionate about was womens' healthcare. She donated to Planned Parenthood and Doctors Without Borders on a regular basis. She donated her time to the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force, and she used her body as a shield to protect women from truly unconscionable harassment. Through her years of service, she aided hundreds of women.