Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Happy May Day... I think.
When I was smaller, May Day was fun. I would go out and find "lovely flowers", which at the age I was, usually consisted of small daisies and dandelions, and Mom would help me make a 'vase' with paper and pipe cleaners, then we'd sneak over to our elderly neighbor's door, ring the bell, then run off, leaving the basket a-hanging on the doorknob. This is what I have always thought of as May Day.
Today I was listening to the news.
Several labor groups were organizing for parades, protests, and some general public notice. Occupy Whereyouat groups were going to march in Portland, several high schools had groups of kids out walking. Police are all over trying to keep things somewhat in order.
Last I heard, on Twitter, the Occupy Portland group had taken over a foreclosed house, they had locked down one of the high schools so other students wouldn't join in the protest, and there are traffic problems all over.
I think my flower idea is a lot more fun...