May Day! May Day!

It’s May! What a wonderful time of the year. The month of May offers so many great opportunities for celebration.

How did May get its name? May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar.  It is named after the Greek goddess, Maia who is also identified with the Roman goddess of fertility, Bona Dea. May was originally the third month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. It became the fifth month when the months January and February were added to the calendar. It is commonly associated as a month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn (fall) in the Southern hemisphere. It is said that this is the month when plants really start to grow. May does not start or end on the same day of the week as any other month.

May 13th is Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mothers! What a gift to have a special day set aside to honor and recognize you for all you do. In the United States, celebration of Mother’s Day began in the early 20th century and according to Wikipedia, Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. So enjoy your special day with family and friends and take a moment for yourselves as well, because where would any of us be without the influence of our mothers?

May 28th is Memorial Day and this American holiday is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day and it originated in the years following the Civil War.  The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970 and became an official federal holiday in 1971. So while you are out enjoying this national holiday please remember to be thankful for all those who serve to keep our nation great!

The month of May really ramps up the outdoor activities also. The warmer weather is great for getting out and enjoying the lakes, our many hiking and biking trails, and the events in the courthouse square. To find out what is going on in the community go to for a community connection. May also is a great time to buy or sell your home. The warmer weather makes it a great time to move. If you are curious of what your home is worth feel free to contact me for a free consultation. And remember I can help you with all your real estate needs, weather buying your new home, selling your current home …..Or both!

“Sweet May hath come to love us,
Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;
And through the blue heavens above us
The very clouds move on.”
–  Heinrich Heine, Book of Songs


Fun Fact:

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

May Fun Facts …


Birthstone: Emerald
Flower: Daisy or Sweet Pea

May is …

National Hamburger Month
Chocolate Custard Month
Date Your Mate Month
Moving Month (I will list your house and sell you a new one!)

 Celebrate These May Days . . . 

3rd Lumpy Rug Day
4th Star Wars Day
9th Lost Sock Memorial Day
11th Eat What You Want Day
14th Dance like a Chicken Day
18th No Dirty Dishes Day
23rd  Lucky Penny Day
31st National Macaroon Day

It happened in May:
1st Cereal food “Cheerios” hits store shelves. (1941)
1st Mr. Potato Head is introduced. (1952)
4th Manhattan Island is sold!  In exchange for $24 in cloth & buttons (1626) (I could have negotiated a better deal!!)
5th North Bend, Ohio gets on the map. It’s the site of the first US train robbery (1865)
8th The U.S. Post Office is established. (1794)
12th The flush toilet is patented. (1792)
16th Charles Hires invents Root Beer. (1866) (What?  The toilet was invented 74 years before Root Beer?)
27th The pop-up toaster is patented. (1919)
30th The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support. (1889)

About Theresa deSoto

Theresa deSoto has lived in Arizona since 2004, in the Prescott area for more than 10 years. She has been married to her husband and best friend, Andy for over 15 years. She loves the outdoors and is enthusiastic about the Quad-City area. She has a passion for getting to know people and connecting with them on a personal level. She is high energy, friendly and driven. Theresa holds a Masters of Arts in Theology as well as a Bachelor of Christian Education.


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