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For your reading enjoyment, Rambling Vines has returned as we re-print articles by Marylea Vines as she recalls events and names of Corning folks from many years ago. We are currently in the year 1984.

Tuesday was May Day. . . how many folks know what I am talking about?

Used to, on May Day the neighborhood kids would all get together after school and make May Baskets. These were made out of match boxes or any other small container, decorated with bits of crepe paper and crayon, filled with freshly cut flower blossoms and delivered to the door of some older person that we admired. It was all supposed to be a big secret, so we would wait until dusky dark (afraid to be out in the real dark), then sneak up on a porch, carefully place the May Basket, knock on the door, then take off in a long run. One neighbor who always got several May Baskets was Mrs. Jean Jernigan, she was great to all the neighborhood kids and we all wanted to “surprise” her on May Day.

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