Tuesday, May 01, 2007



Happy May Day! I grew up in a wonderful, safe children-filled neighborhood in Iowa. Every May Day, we filled Dixie Cups with nuts and dinner mints, attached handles made with pipe cleaners, left them on a neighbor's door, rang the doorbell and ran as fast as we could. Does any one else share this childhood memory. We currently live in a neighborhood that does not have as many children as our old one. I don't know anyone that fills May Baskets, but it does remind me of the tradition we have at Halloween when the Phantom leaves a package. It's wonderful having traditions to remember and reflect on.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a neat tradition - we did not have that when I was growing up. I remember at school doing a May thingy ma bobber with a pole and everyone got a ribbon (per say) hanging from the pole and we would weave in and out - Does that make sence? I like your tradition better - Happy May!! Carmen

teresa said...

I love the May Day surprises!! Andrew came home from school with some today!! :)

AnastasiaC said...

how wonderful! we dont celebrate May day in Australia...here's to a great Month of May!!