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Saturday, May 1

Happy May Day Images

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Well donkey frens, so much for having a second box of popcorn to give away. My son ate it. I came back from the store, and could smell the gooey goodness of the marshmallow popcorn from the driveway! 

I'm so old I can remember dancing around a Maypole as a child. We would weave in and out and the ribbons would form a mesh. I am sure those days are gone, but mayhap they still do a Maypole dance in old Europe?


When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen.
   ~ Lucy Larcom

Free Vintage Mayday Images!

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16 bloggie frens have visited the Comment Corral:

  • Walk in the Woods

    Merry, merry May! May we all dance with a touch of Joy in our hearts today.

  • Birgit

    Hi Holly,

    Lovely cards -- I definitely saved the first one. Let's see if I make it into a digital card -- thanks for sharing!

    There are May poles in practically every town in Bavaria -- and festivals, too.

    Greetings from Munich,

  • Carmen C.

    Happy May-Day Holly! Love the children dancing round the maypole:)

  • Debra

    Happy May Day! Lovely graphics! Good to know the tradition still continues outside the US at least!

  • ^..^Corgidogmama

    Mayday, Mayday! Tra la tra lee...oh how happy we will be in the merry month of May!
    Let's hope so anyway!
    Oh well, too bad, so sad...for us, but jolly time for son, huh?
    Love your pics today, perfect to bring in a new month~
    hope your spirits get better soon dear.
    hang in and hang on...

  • Faith

    I have heard of a maypole, but have never participated in one..that I can recall. Maybe it was not a Northern State thing...Be interested to hear where people who played this were from...mayhap I was just a deprived child... hee hee

  • Anonymous

    Hi Holly, yes I remember the maypole. I love that lily of the valley picture. Mine are about ready to bloom. Have a great Saturday. Smiles, Sally

  • Anvilcloud

    He hath sorely disappointed many poor souls across the world.

  • SparkleFarkle

    Proudly, I say May Day baskets are a forever-tradition at the Farkel house. Sadly, when it comes to May Day frolicking, too many people don't know what they're missing. Avon Ladies (hit-and-run doorbell ringers with treats) sort of do, but it's a stretch.

    Happy May Day - Wear some violets in your hair!

  • SparkleFarkle

    P.S. Love the May Pole kiddiewinks! Thanks! Is it okay if I snap up the May poem to post with it on my sidebar, too? Let me know if that's not alright with you. Thank you!

  • Lady Farmer

    Did you ever go to Leavenworth? (In Washington State, dearie, not the prison!) They still dance around the May Pole today for May Fest!

    Happy May Day!

  • Mary at Deep South Dish

    Happy May Day! Wishing I would get a May Day basket.

    Sorry to hear of the demise of your marshmallow popcorn, but I'm sure he enjoyed it!

  • Knitty

    Before I got to the May Day musings, I laughed at the demise of the second box of popcorn. "The dog ate my homework" popped into my head. :) Kids (no matter how old they are) and pets are in our hearts and all of our stashes too! LOL!

  • ~~Carol~~

    Lovely Maypole image there! And a wonderful poem that I'm going to jot down. But let's get to the important stuff. Did your son eat my box of popcorn too? ;0)

  • Doris Sturm

    Lovely May Pole image. Happy May Day to you too ;-) I'm from Bavaria, Germany and there are Maypoles everywhere. I love those old traditions that you don't see here in the new country. I'm getting more sentimental with age, I suppose.
    Enjoy your Sunday, m'lady :-)

  • Amrita

    I am coming over for some pop corn. Only in the US can one find such things.

    I am loving all the graphics.

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