I have celebrated May Day since 1953….so that means that this is my 65th May Day.
This is a photo from May Day 1954 when I was 2 years and 8 months old. My May Baskets are lined up on the snowy hood of my parents car.
The tradition as I know it: You decorate baskets fill them with candy and you take them to neighbors and friends. You go up to a door and hang the basket on the door knob, knock and then run, because someone will chase you and try to kiss you. I am old, I will settle for a hug…because I am not running away. Growing up we decorated small baskets to take to neighbor kids and elderly neighbors…it was something fun to do after a long winter.
So the tradition continues. I made some deliveries and took some photos. My Great Nieces and Nephews
Kelly was asleep and Hailey was getting ready for a game after school.
Mason and Anna…these two live next door and are growing like weeds!!
I still have three baskets for Teddy, Harlow and Vivian hopefully I will see them soon.
I stopped by my parents.
Mom and Dad May 1 2018
I stopped by a few other places…some favorite people I don’t see often enough.
After supper we delivered a few more baskets and some dog treats for Odda and Putz.
In my opinion May Day is a fun holiday…something as simple as a cute little basket with a bit of candy makes people young and old smile!
I hope you all had a wonderful May Day! If you made a May Basket or got one perhaps you could share the story in a comment.