Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day!

Pickles is one of my favorite cartoon strips. I just had to share this one with you.

It's May Day today. When I was a kid in school, we would have an art project making May baskets with the intention of putting candy in it and hanging it on the door knob of a friend. Then, you rang the doorbell and ran away. I think Stephen King calls that Tommy Knocking.

As usual, I'm multi-tasking. As I blog I'm also paying the first-of-the-month bills. I actually enjoy paying bills when there's sufficient money in checking to cover them. Nothing puts me into a depression like not having money to pay bills. My heart goes out to all the folks who have lost their jobs and can't pay the bills.

I'm also writing a grocery list. I love going grocery shopping (in fact, whenever I travel I have to check out a grocery store). When I and my three younger siblings were kids, we never got to go into to the grocery store. We had to sit and wait in the car while my parents went shopping. When I got to be older (8 years) they would go into town to buy groceries and leave me in charge at home. It was exciting when they unpacked the boxes to see if they brought home any treats. Once in a while there would be a bag of candy. The best was when they got two square pints of ice cream. One would be cut in half for my parents and the other cut into four thin slices for us kids to share.

I have a couple lottery tickets lying here that I have to check online. Typically I will have one number correct or less. But, I always say, "If God wants me to win the lottery, the least I can do is buy a ticket!"


Bevie said...

"If God wants me to win the lottery, the least I can do is buy a ticket!"Good point. Maybe I should go out and buy a couple.

I remember May baskets.

Sparrow chic said...

Even I remember may baskets. Wasn't there also dancing around the May Pole? As for paying bills, increadibly depressing. Only thing worse than paying bills- Bra shopping and grocery shopping.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I recall those May Baskets! Yes, you had to leave them hanging on the doorknob anonymously.

That's sad about when you were a child. I don't know, it struck me right in the heart; it just doesn't sound too good, left out and then just hoping for a rare treat. I wish you could have gotten more treats.

Bill paying, please, I don't even want to think about it. Like a big 2x4 going to drop on my head.

MaxCity said...

I have to admit that I haven't been online enough lately and hadn't read any of your entries since Earth Day, until today. I really enjoyed each of your recent posts, and find that you and I have a lot in common.

I remember the May Day thing--used to make baskets in school, too. I also love grocery shopping. It's a thing that I try not to do when I'm in a hurry so that I can just enjoy it.

Anyway, hope you had a great May Day. I may have just hung an imaginary May basket on your door knob!

Ms Sparrow said...

Thanks for your sweet May basket wishes. I love hearing from you!