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Does anyone around the country do may baskets anymore?  When I was growing up in Kansas, we would make a funnel shape with a loop on it out of construction paper, fill it with candy, hang it on a friends doorknob ring the bell and run like hell!  Does that just get you shot at these days?  Just wondering.
 
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My daughter just made one in "Library Time" yesterday (she's two).

And while waiting with her to pick up my son at pre-school (in the basement of a church) one of the Moms also waiting (and affiliated with the church) was talking about making and ding-dong-ditching the baskets this year as part of this church's projects.

So I guess the tradition is still alive at least in Central IL!  I grew up in Northern IL and had no idea what they were talking about...  I love that I learn things every day...
 
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Jeremy_IL wrote:
So I guess the tradition is still alive at least in Central IL!  I grew up in Northern IL and had no idea what they were talking about...  I love that I learn things every day...



Thanks for the response, It's nice to know it is still happening.   We just kind of did it on our own and I don't remember how it got started, but it was a lot of fun.    Ding-dong ditching is an interesting phrase.


 
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i have read about it in the past but don't ever remembe anyone ever really doing it..or maypoles..in our area..maybe cause it is so dang cold May 1..but it would be a good thing for girl and boy clubs to teach children about doing
 
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