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I thought I’d do a piece on Hey Day, but Wikipedia has it as a celebration day started in the University of Pennsylvania! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Day#Hey_Day:

“In April, several class traditions are celebrated. Class Day, which began in 1865 to supplement the final graduation exercises, celebrates the progression of all classes and the departure of the seniors. In 1916, this day merged with Straw Hat Day and became the “day of two events.” In 1931, Hey Day arose from these two celebrations. On this day, the juniors gather on High Rise Field for a picnic, don straw “skimmers” and canes, and march triumphantly down Locust Walk to College Hall.

The procession tradition began in 1949. More recently, the straw skimmers have changed to styrofoam hats, and classmates take bites out of one another’s hats. When the procession reaches College Hall, the students make an arch with their canes to greet the President of the University. The outgoing and incoming senior class presidents then give speeches, and the juniors are “officially” declared seniors.”

Here I thought it was a reference to ‘ the good old days’  and ‘way back when’….

So, for today,  the word Hey is just used as just a way to call attention.  Sayin’ Hey to horses along my route….


Alphabe-Thursday Letter H

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Original ‘browsers’♫♪

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Artsy horses

Posterized app

Hey!  Have Yourself A Good Day!

12 Responses

  1. Colleges have some rather interesting traditions! Biting styrofoam hats, oh my!
    I remember when it was no longer cool to say “hey” so we had to remember to say the newly popular “hi” — how silly we were in high school!

  2. Your abstract picture of the horses is very unique!

  3. Love the Hey Day tradition. Lovely way to greet rising Seniors.

  4. Pam Beers

    Hay is for horses. Nice horse photos.

  5. I love watching horses in fields, as I drive along in the countryside. That’s much better than eating styrofoam hats! Pretty countryside you have there {:-Deb

  6. Neat photos for H ~ love the horses ~ and creative poster too ~ Happy Sunday ~ and thanks for comments ~ ^_^

  7. I couldn’t help but notice that they have a lot of other traditions too. There’s even one for you to use next week and “I” is a tough letter to do. Enjoyed the different looks of your horse photo.

  8. I enjoy learning something each day and you provided that opportunity for me. Have a wonderful week.

  9. That posterized effect is really different and cool.

    My Grandlittles play a game called Hey Day!

    I don’t think it’s the same one, though.

    Thanks for a happy link to the letter “H”.


  10. love the last one. 🙂

  11. As we say in South Carolina, “Hey! Sugar”, Love your post. It’s just the cutest little thing “Bless your heart” for taking such great photos.

    “Y’all come back now, hear?” LOL!!!!

    Love you photos!!!

  12. Wonderful horses, pure art! Beautiful work!

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