May Day 1941

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    Worthington, Ohio. Do schools still celebrate this day?

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    1. John Stenberg 73 months ago | reply

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    2. glenda.suebee 73 months ago | reply

      i know some of the teachers at waverly schools still celebrate the day. I always celebrate it, because it's my birthday. incredible image that we can all relate to.

    3. retiredNpoor 73 months ago | reply

      They don't in Texas. Brings back memories for me of a cute little dark eyed girl in the first grade. Mom took a picture of us holding hands in our costumes(flowers). We danced around a 'May pole'. Only in later years did my research show me that was a 'phalic' symbol, of all things!(my photo is from 1948)

    4. Child of the King Photography 73 months ago | reply

      I don't think so. I remember doing the May Pole dance in grade school. It was big affair, orchestrated and all!!!! Of course, that was loooooong ago!!!
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    5. mathteacher... 73 months ago | reply

      Come on, Doc!!! Kids won't touch each other unless they are reaching for a different body part than the ones shown here......& not one of my kids would have known what I was talking about if I would have mentioned MayDay.....this is a priceless shot....

    6. TheeErin 73 months ago | reply

      Where I grew up, May Day meant ringing doorbells, leaving picked flowers on the porch and then running away before the door could be answered.

    7. dok1 73 months ago | reply

      Thanks, my friends, for your interesting comments. As I recall, grades 1-12 had parts in this May Day affair held on the high school athletic field. Grades 1-8 had to walk 3 blocks to reach the site. I chose my favorite out of about 30 negatives.

    8. geocam20000 73 months ago | reply

      I don't want to sound greedy DOC, but we'd like to see some more of those negatives. This photo is top notch, and as a Worthington resident I continue to enjoy every photo you post!

    9. marada 73 months ago | reply

      I don't recall a "May Day" and I came out of Colonial Hills in the 60s - 70s. We did have field days towards the end of May though. Never had mention in High School. My 18 year old is graduating and they didn't celebrate it but I guess mentioned it in some classes at TWHS. That shot looks like it was taken near Evening St and 161.

    10. lisa welch 73 months ago | reply

      I loved celebratiing May Day in grade school in Waverly..it ran together with Arbor Day and was a fun week. I even remember planting a tree once at Waverly West, then everyone dancing around it like it was a May Pole. Fond Memories for sure! We had the best teachers and staff.

    11. svetslike 72 months ago | reply

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    12. Kelli_DOA 35 months ago | reply

      best.photo.ever!

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