Daily Quote: May 1st, 2021

Reading is to the mind
what exercise is to the body.

~ Joseph Addison (English – Writer / May 1, 1672 – June 17, 1719)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

April is now spent. 2021 is now 1/3 gone. Welcome May! Celebrate May Day. Dance around the Maypole. Tangle up the ribbons. Laugh. Dance. Sing.

The first of May is also Mother Goose Day. A day to celebrate all the nursery rhymes. During this lockdown I miss my 2 year old granddaughter and her saying all the rhymes she has learned so far, often mixing them up at key points, then laughing because she has done the mix-up intentionally to see if you’re paying attention. Our third wave has hit Ontario hard. Even with a vaccine, the vaccine takes time to be effective and doesn’t reach significant protection levels for 1 month. I’ve got my 1st shot and the 2nd is scheduled for August.

Today is also Join Hands Day. An intergenerational day to break across the age barrier. Elders teaching the youth time tested skills. Youth teaching elders new technology. Each sharing their wisdom with the other. Even virtually we can partake.

May 1st is the day that many of the seasonal campgrounds open in Ontario. Traditionally the snowbirds now move into their summer homes. We’ll be going to our trailer at Silver Dove Estates to set-up our new shed, hookup the sewer and water and starting cleaning/setting up for the summer. Many of our friends who have been stuck in Ontario rental units for the winter are finally able to go to their summer homes and stretch their legs. Yes May 1st is truly a day to celebrate.