May Day 2008

Date: April 27, 2008
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Home of Luann Abrahams ’87

Ten alums representing five decades gathered to decorate baskets and make cards for our alumnae aged 80 and above. After snacking on fresh strawberries and vegan owl cookies (courtesy of Cassandra Phillips-Sears ’04), the team got busy with the creative part of the day. Once again Sonia and Alisa Amador, daughters of Rosi Amador ’81, set the standard for basket decor. 43 baskets were delivered and an additional 50 cards were mailed to those out of reach of our delivery crews.

A brief sampling from the thank-you notes received:

“What a lovely surprise last Sunday to hear the doorbell ring, and have Hannah Kohut come in with her blue basket of pansies! It was a dark, rainy day, and her May Day visit lifted my spirits right up off the floor. My thanks to you, and Bryn Mawr, for such a gift. Warm wishes from Priscilla Johnson McMillan ’50.”

“Where would we be without a May Basket? Yours always catches me by surprise – 1st thought: “Oh, it’s May Day”, 2nd thought “I must still be over 80!” Hildreth Burnett ’45

“I love the little May basket – a lot of work for you but greatly appreciated by the recipient. Many, many thanks” – Nancy P. Butler ’42

Hardworking owls included Mary Woll ’54, Cornelia Robart ’61, Jane Lifton ’76, Rosi Amador ’81, Jennifer Denton ’83, Brenda Breed ’87, Luann Abrahams ’87, Cassandra Phillips-Sears ’04, Sarah Tan ’04, and Hannah Kohut ’06. Thanks also to Peggy Deifenderfer MSS ’67 and Alice Diamond MA ’77 for delivering baskets.