In many locations, this day involves children filling homemade baskets of popcorn and candies or paper cups with posies and delivering them to the doorsteps of friends. Then they run like crazy to avoid being kissed by the recipient. And on this day in 1931, the Empire State Building opened as the world’s tallest building at the time.
Make some May Baskets to share and give. See page 38 for ideas.
Did you raise your kids with the words of Dr. Benjamin Spock? He was born on this day in 1903. Henry M. Robert, born on this date in 1837, developed Robert’s Rules of Order, full of parliamentary details to run meetings.
Find the baby book that Dr. Spock wrote in 1946— Baby and Child
It is, no doubt, still in the library, and a classic that is still fun to read. You’ll find everyone may remember the skill it takes to raise a child!
The “CBS Evening News” began on this day in 1948, with Douglas Edwards at the anchor chair. Another news organization, National Public Radio (NPR) began on this day in 1971.
On this date in 1970, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were killed by the National Guard while protesting the Vietnam War. It’s also National Teachers’ Day.
Cinco de Mayo
In recent years, this has become party time, an occasion to celebrate the colorful Mexican heritage of food, music, dancing, and parades. It actually honors the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
Have some salsa and chips
Source: Creating Together Journal ©2012