Monday, May 1, 2017

And Now For The Month Of May

Happy, Happy May!!  Hard to believe the 5th month of the year has arrived along with beautiful Spring landscape and many holidays. Here are a few holiday facts for this month I thought you might like.

1. Mother's Day was first observed in 1908. It was designated by Presidential proclamation, and was recognized officially by Congress and the President in 1914. It is celebrated in honor of Mothers on the second Sunday of May.
2. Armed Forces Day is celebrated the third Saturday of May. The United States honors the men and women of the military services. The Armed Forces Day Celebration combined the Army, Navy, and the Air Force in 1950. Prior to that year, they had been held at separate times.
3. Memorial Day or Decoration Day is observed, in most states of the United States, the last Monday in May. It is a legal holiday and is observed in memory of those who died while serving the United States in war. The graves of the war heroes are decorated with flowers. It was first observed in 1866.


Month of May

Calendar turns to the month of May
Now we spend more time outside
Warmer weather is here to stay
Our windows usually opened wide

Trees filled with new green leaves
Gardens filled with scented blooms
Green grass lawns freshly mowed
Gone away is last season's gloom

Yes warmer weather is here to stay
Time to enjoy a day off outside
Relax, just let this month sink in
Forget the work, just let it slide.

{Toni Taddeo ©}

This afternoon instead of Monday cards with my sisters, we'll be watching my new DVD movie "Hidden Figures". I'm looking forward to that along with time spent with both my sisters. I'll let you know what I think of the movie in another blog post. Until next time dear friends have a day of blessings.


  1. Have a great day---we are in for a rough afternoon with the weather--at least we are in western NY, wink. Have a great day, looking forward to the movie review. smiles

  2. Hidden Figures was a good movie. It shows the trials and tribulations not only of black women but all women in those years when you couldnt buy a house, get a loan etc without a mans signature and when trying to be an engineer etc was almost impossible for women!
    One scene in which she walks into a night class and the men all turn and stare is a good example of how men felt about women going outside stereotypical roles men designed for them.
    Anyway, enjoy the movie. I will be anxious to hear what you think of it!

  3. Happy May 1st Toni, hope you enjoyed the movie!! Loved your poem.

  4. HappyMay Toni! Ohh hubs and I were just talking about this movie! I will be interested in your opinion of it!


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