The Maypole itself was a labor of love. Tom spent hours and hours on this project. He picked out the tree, felled it, bucked it, peeled off the bark, let it season for awhile, sanded and varnished it, attached the hardware, cut and attached the piece at the top for the ribbons, and made a clever base for it.
There are 16 ribbons - 8 green and 8 yellow. We did four dances tonight. They fashioned a barber pole, a single plait, a double plait, and a spidery web sort of thing. The designs were BEAUTIFUL! Sharon played the piano. It was a fun, new experience. Gail M. let me wear a floral crown she had made 20+ years ago for a folk dance demonstration. Happy May Day!