Happy May Day!

Real Estate Agent with The Stark Company Realtors, Madison WI 53123-94


May Day flowers photo by Barbara chatterton

Did you make May baskets in elementary school? I had a great art teacher at Allen Road School in North Syracuse NYand she showed us how to make a May basket made of a paper cone and a handle from construction paper. We filled them with flowers and candy and were then supposed to hang them on someone's  doorknob, ring the bell and run. You were to do this with a sweet little old lady you knew. So today, on the very first day of May, my sweetie thought he'd bring a May basket to my office.  

He told me he said that he could not find any  little old ladies, so he made one for me.  It had the flowers, shown here and little treats and even  a heart shaped tea infuser.  I was making one of  those little, very feminine squeals and giving him a smooch so he says I did not hear him mention that he could not find any old ladies.  I wondered for a moment if he really did make that disclaimer but then decided it was such a sweet romantic gesture, what did it matter?  

An international holiday not too widely celebrated in this country, but I have danced around a pretty authentic Maypole and when living in Rhode Island, helped cook and serve a  May Breakfast at my church.  That is a very fine tradition indeed.  

Wish I could attend this marvelous colorful parade in South Minneapolis, the 39th Annual MayDay Parade!  

How have you celebrated May Day?







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Cindy Jones
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One of my neighbors was caught hanging little flower baskets on door handles today.  Fortunately mine wasn't one of them.  I either had forgotten or didn't know about this tradition but am going to remember for next year.

May 01, 2013 09:07 PM #1
Barbara Chatterton
The Stark Company Realtors, Madison WI - Madison, WI
Greater Madison Wisconsin Area Realtor

I do not think kids in Elementary Schools do this anymore-it is such a sweet tradition. I am sure your neighbors enjoyed it.  Thanks for your note Cindy.

May 01, 2013 10:33 PM #2
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