Tag Archives: The Philadelphia Story

May Day: The Perfect Sunday

Topic #233: Describe the perfect Sunday.

May Day is the perfect Sunday. Traditions, Mawrtyrs, strawberries and cream, the May Hole, Step Sing, The Philadelphia Story, drinks on the Green: all set against the unparalleled backdrop of Bryn Mawr College — how could a Sunday be better? Ordinarily, I’m not especially attached to any particular day, but Bryn Mawr’s May Day is always on Sunday, and every May Day I have attended has been glorious. Continue reading

Missing May Day

Strawberries and cream with mimosas: an excellent way to start a May Day

Today is May Day, and I am in Minnesota. May Day is the last of Bryn Mawr’s four big Traditions, and this year is the first May Day I’ve missed since I first discovered Bryn ¬†Mawr College’s May Day. Despite the fact that I am 1,200 miles away from the festivities at Bryn Mawr, despite the fact that I am an alum, today is still May Day, and May Day will always mean Bryn Mawr to me before International Workers’ Day, or Beltane, or anything else. I will always be a Mawrtyr at heart. Continue reading

The Goddess That Is Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn is one of Bryn Mawr’s most beloved alumnae. She started our tradition of skinny-dipping in the Cloisters. We watch The Philadelphia Story every May Day. I’d make a nod to the title of my post and nickname her Athena, but I think that borders just a bit too close to sacrilege. Continue reading