Wednesday, May 1, 2013


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Hi everybody! It's May already! Time does a funny thing when you get older. It's spins out of control. I'm 57 and it goes way too fast. I know, you've heard it before, but it's hard to believe unless you experience this time thing. Then it's like you want to grasp onto time with a chain and slow it down.
May 1, May Day! What does today make you think of?   When I was a child, I always wanted to make a May Pole. You know those ideallic pictures of girls in Spring dresses, and perfectly mannered little boys,  dancing and weaving a perfect pattern on a May Pole.

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 I think we made a May Pole once in Brownie, Girl Scouts. It took lots of practice to get it right. Then, I tried it at home.. actually, I tried to make a lot of stuff. Making 'stuff'
 was in my bones even as a child. But it was a failure trying to get my brothers to weave the strings or whatever I had, into that perfect pole pattern.

The other thing May Day brings to mind, my ex-husband's birthday. He said his parents told him he was named Bill, because bills come at the first of the month. I must have heard that corny joke every year!

But the one thing that really sticks in my head on May Day is a tune... My friend Ginny always sings the song, "The Lusty Month of May" from  Camelot. She's a wiz with song lyrics , especially from musicals and can sing it all the way through. It's hilarious.. gotta love a bestie!
Tra la! It's May!
The lusty month of May!
That lovely month when ev'ryone goes
Blissfully astray.
DandD Digital Delights Etsy
Graphics Fairy
Tra la! It's here!
That shocking time of year
When tons of wicked little thoughts
Merrily appear!

It's May! It's May!
That gorgeous holiday
When ev'ry maiden prays that her lad
Will be a cad!

My Front Garden and Steps

It's mad! It's gay!
A libelous display!
Those dreary vows that ev'ryone takes,
Ev'ryone breaks.
Ev'ryone makes divine mistakes
The lusty month of May!

Tra la! It's May!
The lusty month of May!
That darling month when ev'ryone throws
Self-control away.
It's time to do
A wretched thing or two,
And try to make each precious day
One you'll always rue!
Carol Robinson (thanks cousin!)

It's May! It's May!
The month of "yes you may,"

Graphics Fairy

The time for ev'ry frivolous whim,
Proper or "im."
It's wild! It's gay!
A blot in ev'ry way.
The birds and bees with all of their vast
Amorous past
Gaze at the human race aghast,
The lusty month of May.
Wow! Those song lyrics are pretty suggestive. I don't know what you have in mind for May Day, but I hope to spend sometime outside today. I've got a new patch of garden I've been working on and the sun is going to come out today!
Have a 'Lusty' May Day!!!

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  1. Love your flowers and May pole! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to stop by my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Have a great day Nicole!

  2. Thank you Nicole! So happy to have you follow and I will stop by. Have a good one, Cindy

  3. Wonderful post extolling the virtues of the month of May. What a funny joke for your ex-husband's birthday - beautiful photos and quotes! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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