Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday Medley: Happy May 1st

My Clematis knows its May so is showing off with an abundance of huge blooms.

These little creatures enjoy playing hide & seek among the stems and leaves.

It's Hump Day on the blog and I'm again joining the Wednesday Medley bunch where Terri always gives us interesting questions to answer revolving around the National Day.  It always makes for interesting thought and conversation.

Join us!


May Day

1.  Ahhh... May Day!!  Happy May!  Did you celebrate this when you were a child by dancing around a Maypole or leaving flowers on someone's porch? Will you be celebrating a special occasion in May?
At the school I attended during 8th - 10th grades, we did have a May Festival with a King/Queen and Prince/Princess.  Both my sister and I were Princesses in the 8th grade.  Of course there was always a Maypole dance with the lower grade children all dressed up and adorable.

This was my pretty May Festival Princess sister.
We will be joining this sister and her family for a few days in mid May for a small family get-together.  It should be a great time.
(There are so many other things being celebrated today that I
think we need to give them some attention, too!)

2.  National Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987.  Can you name a nursery rhyme that would fit your life as it was in 1987?  If you are a youngster and not yet born in 1987, you may pass, of course, but do you have a favorite nursery rhyme?  HERE is a list of nursery rhymes.

Image result for images humpty dumpty

Both Jack & Jill and Humpty Dumpty well describe my life in 1987.  All was mended and put back together but it was a tumultuous year.

3.  National Chocolate Parfait Day is also honored on this day. Parfait means perfect in French. Tell us about a perfect day, in your mind, and would/could it end with a chocolate parfait?

A perfect day for me would be to have all my family happily together in one place.  If someone chooses to serve chocolate parfaits as well, that would be fine too.

4.  National School Principal's Day was founded to celebrate these school administrators who support and guide quality teachers and staff to provide productive learning environments for our children.  Did you have a good Principal when you were in school? Do you remember his/her name?

I actually had three principals.

In Elementary I had Mr. Allen whom I absolutely loved. (no picture available)

Middle School and early HS was Mr. Johnson who was a nice man.

 I both feared and respected Mr. Glaze in my last two years of HS.

5. And perhaps the most important one is Silver Star Service Banner Day which honors the sacrifices of the combat wounded, ill, and dying service members from all branches of the military.  Do you have family members who have served this country in uniform? Tell us about them, if you will.

Eric (son of sister above) is my nephew who served in the Navy.  Although all five of my nephews are special, Eric will always hold a soft spot in my heart because he was the first.  He is the only one in our immediate family to serve in the military.

6.  It's Hump Day! How is your week going so far?

I literally spent all day Monday putting the final touches to a photo book for my granddaughter who is graduating from HS in June.  I did this for both of her older siblings, but hers will definitely be the largest with 70+ pages.

It was fun yet stressful to work on because she is such a ray of sunshine and I have so many pictures of her that I wanted to include.  I finally got it ordered Tuesday morning and I hope she will be pleased.

Don't tell her, but this picture may be on the cover.

Or, maybe even this one.

What about this one?

I'll never tell.

I'm writing this on Tuesday and Dick and I have a date to see "The Avengers" this afternoon.  Other than that, the rest of the week will be playing catch-up on house work that I have let slide due to one important book being published.
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. What a gorgeous girl - she must get her good looks from you dear Elizabeth. Is this the Texas girl? Is she going to college in Texas? They have great schools. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Wow your granddaughter is beautiful and I'm sure she will love the book you've created. Hope you enjoyed your date and that the rest of the week isn't too busy.

  3. Love the Clematis - so pretty!! Gorgeous pics of your granddaughter! Have a great Wednesday!

  4. Wow...your grand girl is a knock out! Which ever photo you chose for her book will be the best one! How do you even choose? Happy May Day!

  5. What a wonderful medley you shared today. Enjoyed your May Festival story and I can see where your granddaughter gets her beauty. What a fabulous gift idea.. a photo book. Makes me want to start now capturing cataloguing red letter photos of our grand girls..

  6. Your clematis is so pretty and so was your sister in her May princess photo! I am storing away in my mind your wonderful idea of a photo book for future graduations which I am hopeful I will still have presence of mind to do when that day comes!!! Haha! Your granddaughter is so gorgeous, the whole book will be page after page of great shots! I think the cover you chose is perfect, but I also really like the photo with her dog. Also, your nephew Eric. Are both photos of him? They look so different!

  7. Oh, my goodness, I can't remember if this is Savannah or Elizabeth but, she is just gorgeous! And, what a labor of love! Did you do it thru Shutterfly? Your clematis is very happy! Enjoy your date!

  8. What a wonderful gift for your granddaughter! Thanks for joining the Medley today! I enjoyed your answers and the photos you shared!

  9. I love the pictures of your granddaughter! She is just beautiful.
    Thank-you to your nephew for his service! Loved your answers! Have a nice week.

  10. I forgot all about Humpty Dumpty.
    Coffee is on

  11. HI! I enjoyed reading your answers and your granddaughter is LOVELY! What beautiful pictures, I don't know how you were able to choose one for the cover.


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