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The May pole lady

By Paul Gately

Dorothy Wilde will celebrate May Day again this year, but the traditional May pole party in her front yard in Bourne will be a bit different. “We used to hold it May 1, but it would be too cold,” Wilde says. “So we’ll celebrate the third Sunday in May this year. You can’t have a party if it’s cold. It’ll be warm, and I can put my geraniums out.”

Invitations have gone out for the springtime rite. Flowers and ribbons adorn the May pole at the curve where County Road bends toward Monument Beach. Wilde invites the young girls from neighboring Old Dam Road who are triplets and the Eldridge boys from across the street. The May pole party used to be followed by supper on the back lawn. Now it’s sundaes.

Read the original article at: Town Online

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