Sunday, May 2, 2010

On The First Of May, It Is Moving Day

an excerpt from CUNY University's Baruch College site
According to a widely known legend, the Dutch embarked on their journey for Manhattan on the 1st of May, tricking the natives into selling the island. As the poem “Dutchman’s Breeches” relates, on each May Day anniversary after the event, the Dutch would repeat this journey by leaving their houses and seeking a new shelter. Eventually this tradition became ingrained in the city life to such an extent that a year when a person did not move would be looked upon with shame.
And as the Rodger's and Hart song goes:
mountain grennery

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