Carter writes that she loved May Day when she was young. In the small town in Iowa where she lived, kids made simple paper May baskets and filled them with flowers, then hung them on their neighbor’s front doors. Then, at school, they’d do a Maypole dance.
I, too, love May Day and have memories of hanging May baskets in the small Central Washington communities where we lived. I especially love May Day because it means my birthday, May 4, is coming soon.
In addition, I love spring. The flowers here in the Seattle area are amazing in the spring: rhododendrons, dogwood, camellias, daffodils, tulips, azaleas, forsythia, flowering cherry trees, magnolia trees, and more.
Ironically, Carter writes that she’s stuck in the second snowstorm in two weeks in Southern Colorado.
What are other baby boomers up to on May Day? They’re writing about what parents and grandparents can to combat the influence on kids of negative role models in social media, how watching TV and being on social media can lead you to becoming a hypochondriac, how to figure out where to live once you’ve decided to sell your large home, how working longer can extend your life, and a study that shows thousands of midlife Americans are committing suicide at an alarming rate.
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