Friday, May 1, 2009

I Was Going to Wash My Face Today, But Then I Didn't

Do you know what today is?

Today was the day my grandparents were married many many years ago.

To celebrate, they would always go on a May Walk as they called it.

They had a pole in their basement kitchen that had ribbons attached to it, and all us grandkids would weave in and out of each other dancing around the May Pole.

Has anyone guessed the day yet?

It is May Day! I don't know why, but I really love May Day.

I think most people have never heard of it, but it is a day that I associate with so much warmth and happiness.
Traditionally a fire is built.

I don't have a fireplace or a firepit, so I may just have to light candles all around my house, and pray that a real fire doesn't follow.

They also celebrate with lots of flowers
. I have lots of pretty yellow flowers growing in my lawn that need to be disposed of, so my sweet son and I will go out and pick them, and place them in baskets through out my house.

I am also going to make some sort of yummy pastry. I don't know what kind yet, but I just feel like baking. Hot cross buns (which remind me of my grandmother)? or scones? Something.

I hope you are all having a most beautiful May Day and I hope you were able to wash your face with the May Dew this morning (it is supposed to ensure health for the coming year, and beauty/anti aging benefits where women are concerned). I didn't because let's be honest, it was cold and raining outside when I got up.

For more info on May Day go here.

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