Categories: Holiday, Just for fun



I just rang your front doorbell.

You opened the door, but no-one is there.

Except you see these hanging on your door:

“Happy May Day!” I jump out and yell.

(I took this picture recently at a Qing Dynasty Restaurant in Beijing. I grew up with bleeding hearts in our back yard so these brought back many memories. One of which was the guinea pig we buried near the bleeding heart when she (he?) died while our parents were out of town. I remember digging the hole under the watchful eye of a grandparent. On that happy note, have a wonderful May Day!)

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  1. Nancy May 1, 2012 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Happy May day to you to Amy – I would LOVE it if you rang my door bell. I’ll keep the kettle boiling tomorrow just in case. Love you. xx

    • Amy May 1, 2012 at 7:08 am - Reply

      Oh Nancy, I so wish I could! My friend Joann hosted a group last week for her mom’s b-day and four of the folks from the UK. One of them gave me a wee gift from a National Treasure store!!! I love the gift, but I love the TAG more =). So many good memories with you and the gang. Love, Amy

  2. Marilyn May 1, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Your post remined me of the following. As a child a long, long time ago, I remember going to the vacant lot at the end or our street and picking violets and dandelions which made a beautiful bouquet. My friend and I would make May baskets out of paper and put the flowers in them. We would run door to door in our neighborhood and put the paper baskets filled with our flowers-weeds on the door knob, ring the door bell and run like mad. I just treasure Spring and all the beauty that the Lord Jesus gives us to enjoy with the newness of life. Happy May Day to you Amy.

    On another note, I saw your dad at a 9 Health Fair he was volunteering with on Saturday and it was so fun to catch up with him. He looks great. He is such a sweet and precious man.


    • Amy May 1, 2012 at 10:13 am - Reply

      Love this! When we were kids we’d pour over the wall paper books to select paper to make a basket out of. Such joy in things that root us to nature, people, beauty and surprises. Glad you got to see my dad … wish I could more :). Amy

  3. jan dozeman May 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    On May 1 when I was little, we decorated small (individual size) milk cartons and put handles on them. Then we filled them with wild flowers found around our neighborhood (mostly dandelions). We would then hang them on our neighbors’ front door, ring the bell, and run away. It was so fun to watch from behind the bushes! Have a wonderful May Day!

    • Amy May 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm - Reply

      I love all of the different things that can be used to make May Day baskets!

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