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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8809 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8809 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  05:14:33 AM  Show Profile
I remember when I was in grade school it was a big event on
MAY FIRST. There was a big pole and either ribbons or ropes
with ribbons and we walked round and round holding on to
what ever it was. I looked it up this morning and it tells all about it. I don't believe they do it any more.
Nancy Jo

NANCY JO

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6055 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6055 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  05:59:07 AM  Show Profile
Thanks for the memory, Nancy Jo. May is also the time of the year to hang flowers on neighbors' doors. The cone shaped holders have a name, but I can't recall it at the moment, maybe later I will.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6055 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6055 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  06:59:38 AM  Show Profile
As I was letting my mind wander it came to me. Tussy mussy are the cone shaped holders and flowers.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2463 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2463 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  09:53:20 AM  Show Profile
Those both sound like wonderful May traditions that we should bring back!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

3724 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
3724 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  10:42:10 AM  Show Profile


When we were living in Germany we would celebrate by going into Wurzburg or another town! It was so much fun to see the traditional outfits and dances and fun food! My husbands daughter just sent us a picture of their May Day in Oxfordshire. Over 12k in attendance and a green man hidden in the crowd! I loved our tradition too as a child growing up and for art class we'd make the cones and pick wildflowers to take home. So many wonderful traditions and memories. Kids these days have no idea....

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro

Edited by - suny58 on May 01 2022 12:16:14 PM
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5727 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5727 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  11:57:13 AM  Show Profile
When my girls were young, we used to attend a May Day celebration with May Pole dancing with the local Waldorf School. It was a lot of fun to do and the pole looks beautiful when completed.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1073 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1073 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  2:19:21 PM  Show Profile
Yep. I remember dancing around the May Pole . . . In fact I think it was on May Day when I was about 9 or 10 that I got my very first kiss from Donald Pascucci . . . Oh joy !!

I love Tussy Mussies.
Maybe someone should do a Tussie Mussie swap. That could be fun. There are lots of DIY instructions and videos for them on Google


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15793 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  6:57:33 PM  Show Profile
Oh Jean,,, 1st kiss, sweetest kiss

Dianne, yes, May fest, on the 1st of May is such a celebration in Germany, .
My dear friend, Irmgard called me the other day, to tell me her Hubby came down with Covid so they could not celebrate today.

I remember wearing "crowns" of fresh picked flowers and ribbons. Gosh I miss those days.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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margie38572
Farmgirl in Training

29 Posts

Margaret
Crossville TN
USA
29 Posts

Posted - May 03 2022 :  11:46:35 AM  Show Profile
I love reading and learning about seasonal traditions and especially those that are from "the old country." So many go way back and are still done today. First kiss? Wow, remembering that is so cool. I can't even remember who it was that kissed me first (which is awful to think I'd forget something like that). Be blessed and have a great day, everyone!

Farmgirl #7915

Margie
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

3724 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
3724 Posts

Posted - May 03 2022 :  1:25:40 PM  Show Profile
Praying her husband recovers quickly Grace and I miss those days too

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5281 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5281 Posts

Posted - May 04 2022 :  11:55:42 AM  Show Profile
I remember doing the May Pole in school, but I donít believe they do it anymore here. Itís sad to see those traditions fade away. I miss those fun activities!

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15793 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15793 Posts

Posted - May 04 2022 :  12:25:51 PM  Show Profile
Quick memory,, years ago,, when my mom was the President of the German Club where she lived (in SO CAL).. she called and asked me to make 12 'May Pole" table decorations.
which I said, "sure, no prob".. then I bribed my DH to cut out the wood discs and drill holes to run a doweling through,, then my paint and handy dandy glue gun and I went to work gluing on ribbon and fake flowers..
I wish I had a photo of them.. Mom said they were lovely,, and 1 person from each table 'won' the center piece to take home..
Now on the plus side, I was living in Central California at the time so it was a good excuse to drive 3hours down to Palm Springs and stay
at mom's for a few days,, so it was a win-win all around!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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isewbernina
True Blue Farmgirl

223 Posts

Kathy
Salina KS
USA
223 Posts

Posted - May 04 2022 :  1:20:48 PM  Show Profile
When Morgan was in grade school they did the Maypole "dance" every year and it was so fun. It is still done in Lindborg a small Swedish town 20 miles from here. They also have a water mill and grind flour and of course Oostika pudding with Lingonberry sauce, my favorite! If you are ever traveling I-70 or I-35 in the middle of Kansas stop and enjoy the crafts and food.
You will enjoy your time there. Oh and grab a bite at the Swedish Crown!
Kathy

ďKindness is Free, Sprinkle that Stuff Everywhere.Ē

"I was cut out to be rich but I was sewn up wrong"
Sister#4076
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1811 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1811 Posts

Posted - May 04 2022 :  7:24:45 PM  Show Profile
Kathy you have stirred up my curiosity...... what is oostika pudding? Lingonberry sauce is good on just about anything.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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