Happy May To You!
Oh how I love May
Spring should have arrived,
The flowers are in bloom and the trees
are providing a canopy of green
When I was a young girl, I remember how much I loved
There was always lots of activities in May
My friends and I could stay outside and play lots of games.
One of the memories I have is
The May Day Activity of
Braiding the Maypole!
Does anyone remember the Maypole?
When I was a child it was a big event
Dancing around the Maypole
We children were dressed in bright spring colors. .
As we braided the Maypole.
At my elementary school you had to be in the Third Grade
In order to braid the Maypole. . .
I could hardly wait to become a third grader
We probably looked a lot like this. . in our bright colored skirts
Happy and excited to do a good job dancing the Maypole dance.
Very carefully making sure we didn't miss a beat, so there
was not a mistake in the braid.
I remember concentrating so hard on "over and under, over and under"
Again and again until the Maypole was braided with the
bright colored streamers
Why I don't think my grandchildren even know about
the Maypole. .
And my children never danced around the Maypole.
How about you. . .
Did you dance around the Maypole
On May 1?