The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143863 Message #3345734
Posted By: Bat Goddess
01-May-12 - 12:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
Not really traditional around here, at least not in recent years that I've heard of...
My last experience with May baskets was back in the early '50s when I was about four years old in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My mother and I made little paper baskets and filled them with flowers and left them on neighbors' door knobs. Mom said that's what she and her friends used to do up in Stetsonville, Wisconsin when she was a kid.
Actually, now that I think about it, when I was in early elementary grades our school would have a May pole and we'd dance and weave the colored crepe paper streamers. Disappeared early in my life -- before age seven, I think.