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Friday, May 1, 2009

It's May Day!


Do you remember May baskets? We would make these little baskets out of construction paper and fill them with flowers. Then they would go home with us...we would put them on our Mom's doorknob...ring the bell and hide. It was a simple pleasure from long ago. I have friends who along with me, continued this practice when we were adults. We would fix up some baskets and deliver them early in the morning...so the basket would be there, when the friend woke up. It was really funny...we were all in our cars, driving around, almost bumping into each other to deliver these treasures. A friend put a poem in her basket to me years and years ago. It says:
Oh, let's leave a basket of flowers today..
To a dear friend who lives down our way..
We'll heap it with violets white and blue..
We'll make it of paper and line it with ferns..
Then hide and we'll watch her surprise when she turns..
And opens her door and looks out to see..
Who in the world could it possibly be.
Happy May Day!
Balisha

11 comments:

keewee said...

Happy May day to you.

Gram said...

What a sweet memory. I had forgot making May Day baskets in school and dancing around the May Pole.

Lynn said...

I'm going to have to remember this for next year. What a great idea. Today is my husbands birthday, so it will be easy to remember. HAPPY MAY DAY!!! It's finally here...

Balisha said...

Hi ladies,
I never danced around a May Pole, but we did make baskets. Hope you all have a wonderful start of the warmer weather to come. Happy May Day!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I don´t think we ever had that tradition over here, but I think it´s a really nice one! I just gave You an answer on my blog about the swedish healt care system.
Have a great May the first!
Christer.

Lynn said...

I danced around a May Pole, LOL

nancybond said...

What a wonderful tradition! I remember, as kids, we used to bring our mothers small nosegays of Mayflowers -- their sweet scent would fill the house for days. I'm not sure if that was a May Dad thing or not...I think not. :) Great, happy memories.

OhioMom said...

Oh my, thank you for the memory of those little baskets we would make in school for our moms .. I also remember dancing around the 'maypole' :)

Happy May Day Balisha .. may your garden grow and bring you much delight.

SILVER said...

How lovely!

I enjoy reading what you have here- and i will come back to visit you again soon! It feels really comfortable here.

Smiles,
Silver

Balisha said...

Hi everyone...It seems we have all done something to celebrate the 1st of May.Maybe we do it now to greet the beginning of summer in our gardens.We are tired of winter and here in Illinois we have had lots of rain....now on with the warm weather...we're ready for it.

to Keewee,Gram, and Silver....thanks so much for visiting. Come back.

perennialgardener said...

What a nice tradition Balisha. I heard of this on another post, not something I was familiar with. :)