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    You just hung by your hands. To get it going, there had to be at least 2 kids on it, and the more kids on it, the higher and the faster it went. You were flying up in the air while rotating, maybe 6 feet off the ground.

    Yes, I remember at least one classmate who had a tooth knocked out. We routinely went to the principal's office for bandages. There was no school nurse--just the teachers and the principal. Very small school--the only one in town, and all 12 grades together in the one building. My brother's high school graduating class consisted of 12 people.
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    Mine was a little different. We were very young kids and we just danced (not very well) holding on with our hands around the maypole. No feet off the ground. I think it was crepe paper. I know the little costumes were made of paper. They only got worn once and for only a little while.
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    Virginia, when we did the maypole the giant strides pole was appropriated for it but we just sedately wound the colored ribbons (maybe crepe paper?) around it. We were supposed to weave them around and around the pole but I can't recall whether this was successful. The chains that usually dangled from the giant strides must have been removed for the occasion. Nobody was flying up in the air for the maypole.

    I'm sure we had special clothes for this as well. Many of the girls were already making their own clothes. Many came from rural areas and knew how to turn floursacks into beautiful dresses.
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    We did a Maypole dance in about the 4th grade. It used crepe paper strips all attached at the top of the pole. The dance started and you went inside of the person next to you, then outside of the next, and all the strips ended up woven together in a cone shape.

    That was a lifetime ago, so the details are forgotten, but the fun is remembered.
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    That was what we did too--weaving in and out while hanging onto the strips so that the strips would end up crisscrossing each other as they gradually wrapped the pole.
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    Still fresh in our memories. I guess they don't do that these days. Instead, they tie a teacher to the Maypole, and shoot them.
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    I think we were taught to do something like that, but I know we wore those paper costumes because I think one of mine was a pink rose and one was a yellow daisy. When we did it we very, very little, so as I said it has been a couple of years ago.

    It was really cool here tonight. I needed a little heat, so I stayed in the living room and turned on the gas logs. It didn't get over the low 60s even up in the day, but by the week-end it is due to be back about 90 degrees.
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    We didn't get pretty paper costumes.

    WAAAAAAH!
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    I liked and like the visual display of maypole dancing, and its history.

    But as a kid, I found it boring to do. Much rathered hit balls and running bases in the street or climbing trees in the woods etc....

    IVIG All Day Long today. Hope to get a nice boost from it.

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    Good luck w IVIG, Sunshine.

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