May Day

When I was a little girl, on the first day of May, my mother would cut strips of construction paper and we would weave little paper baskets at our kitchen table. She would then let me pick flowers from our springtime garden to place in our homemade baskets. When the baskets were full we took them, hand in hand and quietly hung them on my friends’ doors. We would ring the bell and run. It was so much fun to see my friends looking around the corner to find whoever hid the basket on their door. Surprise!

My memories of May Day were always filled with flowers. When we were trying to pick a day to be married, I decided there couldn’t be a better day for a wedding than May Day.

It’s time for a May Day Fashion Plate…


2 thoughts on “May Day

  1. I have very similar recollections. We didn’t weave them, we rolled a horn from a sheet of typing paper, decorated for the occasion. The extra paper at the top became the carrying handle.

    Dandelions were flowers then, of course. We also used violets, honeysuckle, lilacs if they were early and irises.

    1. We used lily of the valley, tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. It was in Omaha – Spring was not as far along as in the south, where I live now.

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