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From: Marita Ulrich <>
Subject: May 24th spec.day
Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 14:20:41 -0500 (CDT)
Perhaps someone can shed some light.
My neat Uncle Ernie (83) in Vancouver, B.C. tells me that as a kid they
hearlded the day with a chant that went: "Twenty-fourth of May - the
Queen's birth-day - if you don't give us a holiday, we'll all run away!" He
said they didn't know which queen, and they didn't ask. It was a holiday
from school, and that was all they wanted to know. Queen Victoria was too
far back in history for their recollection.
Is this holiday still observed today? Does anyone else remember chanting
this ditty? Perhaps it was the May queens, not the royal kind?
Marita in Hacienda Heights, CA
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