Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day

What does May Day mean to you?  It would be most interesting for our DF & LBRs to comment on that question.

For us, May Day is a mish-mash of images, messages and a sense of time and place.  We can pretty much remember where we were and what we were doing in early May for our entire life.

May Day is also very political.  We grew up with the scary USSR May Day Parades.  The specter of those parades still sometimes invades our nightmares.

May Day before The Cold War was all about girls and boys spinning around the May Pole.  April Showers brought May Flowers.

May 6th was my parents wedding anniversary and also the date of my first wedding.  There is always such a special excitement building as the Month of May Dawns.

Finally, I think of the "May Day" calls sent out by so many sea-faring people, aviators and others who use 'May Day" only in case of dire emergency.  The juxtaposition of the frolicking May Day with the 911 May Day and the USSR May Day is so wild.

Today has been a great and wonderful May Day for Susun and I.  We spent $350 totally rejuvenating the giant 34-inch-wide radiator of The Big Green Truck.  We met with Roger Plothow about Dugout Dick.  We visited the Hilda Garden and The Falls for the first time since our return. We took photos of the largest bicycle shop we have ever seen on Earth. Susun toured the new Habitat for Humanity building.  We tricked $4.97 out of K-Mart.  We talked with Dear Friend Terry Miller who just came back from a tip-toe-through-the-tulips holiday in Holland.  All-in-all, it has been a splendid May Day this year.

We are very happy our Idahome is in tip top shape to celebrate May Day!

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