"The world's favorite season is the spring. 
All things seem possible in May."
Edwin Way Teale

But first!

Please read below ...

May Day!

May is named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants.

May 1 is May Day. Ancient spring rites that related human fertility to crop fertility

gave birth to most modern May Day festivities.

Traditionally, this was the day to crown the May queen, dance around the

maypole, perform mummers’ plays, and generally celebrate the return of


In Great Britain, the custom of “bringing in the May” involves gathering “knots,”

or branches with buds, on the eve or early morning of May 1.

Mark the return of spring by bringing in branches of forsythia or lilacs or other

flowering shrubs from your region.

Welcome May by planting a window box with these best bets!

 The Old Farmer’s Almanac


The 5th month of the year

is an outstanding one

According to the early Roman calendar, May was the third month. Later, the ancient

Romans used January as the first month and therefore, became the fifth month and it

always had 31 days. May was first named for Maia, the Roman goddess of spring and

growth. In the North Temperate Zone, may is one of the most beautiful months of the

year. Usually, the snow and ice are gone by this time but the hot temperature hasn't

arrived yet. In May, the first garden begins to sprout and the wild flowers start to

bloom and the trees and grasses turn green. Wild flowers such as forsythia, dogwood,

violets, and jack-in-the-box bloom and many birds build their nests to sit on the

eggs that will soon hatch.

Below are some fun facts about May:

1. The birthstone for May is the emerald which represents success or love.
2. The zodiac sign for May are Taurus (April 20 - May 20) and Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
3. The birth flower for May is the Crataegus monogyna and the Lily of the Valley.
4. On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was officially opened.
5. Armed Forces Day - celebrated the third Saturday of May
6. Mother's Day - celebrated on the second Sunday of May
7. Memorial Day - celebrated on the last Monday in May.
8. May 5 - Cinco De Mayo
9. On the first Saturday in May, the Kentucky Derby takes place.
10. On May 11, 1858, Minnesota was admitted to the Union.
11. On May 14, 1804, Lewis and Clark, the great explorers began their trip up the Missouri River.
12. On May 14, 1948, the last British troops left Palestine which led to Israel becoming an independent country.
13. On May 15, 1918, the first regular airmail service began in the United States.
14. On May 20, 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act.
15. On May 20, 1932, the first solo flight by a woman across the Atlantic Ocean was made by Amelia Earhart.
16. On May 23, 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state.
17. On May 24, 1607, the first permanent English settlement in America was established in Jamestown, VA.
18. On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened in San Francisco.
19. On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th state.
20. On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state.

With the new day comes new

strength and new thoughts.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Daily Scripture

I hope you have a good first day of May

Join me tomorrow as I will welcome in

the weekend ....

And now till another time, be safe in

all you do. Be aware of everything and

everyone around you at all times. A

very good habit .... take care!


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