May Day

Happy May Day! For me, growing up in the Midwest, May Day was always a special day. It was the first day that I was allowed to go barefoot, which meant the beginning of summer fun. The pavement was still always a bit chilly, but I didn’t care because it meant summer freedom. On May Day it was customary to make homemade May baskets, which consisted of large Dixie cups filled with popcorn, gumdrops, and lilacs that were fastened with colorful pipe cleaners. I would take dozens of May baskets to my neighborhood friends’ doorsteps, ring doorbells, and run away. When I returned to my own home there would be similar baskets on my doorstep that my friends had delivered to me as well. At school we would dance around the May pole and sing songs. It was always fun to dance, and sing, and wrap the colored ribbons around the pole. So, for me, today is a special day to remember beautiful childhood memories that will forever live in my heart.

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