In the 50s, May Days were a very royal event.
A parade, queens and attendees (rode) in convertibles to Memorial Park, up on a platform decorated in cedar, fir and flowers. Queen and (her) escort: maids of honour and escorts, two flower girls and page boys. (Their) capes (were) trimmed in fur, beautiful gowns, escorts in suits, pages in red velvet jackets and bouquets of flowers.
After the retiring queen crowned the new queen, Mrs. O’Brian played the piano in the back of a pick-up truck for dancers to perform with colourful ribbons around the May poles. I believe the last formal May Day (queen) was Kairn Fontaine, crowning Arlene Webster in 1956.