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Monday, May 01, 2006

May Day Basket of Flowers

What a wonderful surprise!

I was downstairs, basking in the sun and knitting when my doorbell rang at around 10:00 this morning. I walked cautiously to the door, afraid that it was a solicitor. Instead, I found a cup-and-pipe-cleaner basket full of flowers.

Apparently, the elementary school nearby was fully embracing May Day.

According to wikipedia, May Day baskets are made and left on someone's doorstep. When you ring the doorbell, you are supposed to run away. If you are caught, then the other person gets to kiss you.

I was delighted to watch these children, each carrying his/her basket, walking from house to house and waiting their turn to ring the bell. They would scamper up to the door, place the basket, and giggle and run away. How delightful!

I felt like the May Queen and wanted to dance around the maypole. Let the springtime revelry begin!


At 9:24 PM, Blogger DtDtKty said...

The flowers were so sweet. What a nice surprise. The kids were so cute too. I could hear them giggling as they ran away. Thanks for the info. on "May Day"...all new to me.

Love, H


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