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Thread #68713   Message #3504590
Posted By: ChanteyLass
16-Apr-13 - 10:55 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: May baskets
Subject: RE: Folklore: May baskets
In Rhode Island, May Day means May baskets and May breakfasts held as fundraisers, usually at churches but sometimes at other non-profit organizations like Masonic halls or VFW posts. Baskets are often sold at these breakfasts as part of the fundraiser, but people, especially children, sometimes make their own, often weaving construction paper into the baskets. My preference is for a May breakfast that includes johnnycakes, real maple syrup, baked beans, and apple pie. After eating a May breakfast--which is all-you-can-eat, no lunch is needed, To see the many other items that should be on the menu, click on this link.