First weekend in May


I was born in Kentucky and there are some things that every Kentuckian learns young.  The first Saturday is in fact “The Kentucky Derby.”   This is what is called “Derby Week” and lots of activities and celebrations lead up to the big day.  What do you do on Derby Day?  Do you make a fresh batch of mint juleps?  Do you wear a fancy hat?  Do you go to the Kentucky Derby or do you attend a local party or just watch it in the comfort of your own home?  It is quite a special day.  Happy Derby Week.


  • Posted May 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Happy May!! I LOVE Derby Day and look forward to it every year! It was great to see you last week…hope you are feeling better! xoxo

    • pvedesign
      Posted May 1, 2017 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

      If you have not been to the Kentucky Derby, please put it on your list! Stay at The Seelbach or the hip 21C Museum Hotel, have a “hot brown” at The Brown Hotel and go on the Bourbon Trail!
      I am feeling better – just had to rest and slow down which you know is not always easy!
      Happy May 1st~

  • Theta
    Posted May 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I love watching the Kentucky Derby and get a lump in my throat when I hear My Old Kentucky Home (even though I do not hail from Kentucky). In 2004, our granddaughter, Avery Kate, 3, was visiting when Smarty Jones ran and won on a very wet, muddy track. We all rooted for him! Well, when she was back the next day, she said,”MiMi, I want to watch the Kentucky ‘DIRTY’ again.” She thought it was called Dirty, as they had run in mud, and Smarty Jones was in deed dirty! It has been the Kentucky Dirty to our family for the last 13 years. Looking forward to Saturday!

    • pvedesign
      Posted May 7, 2017 at 11:55 am | Permalink

      So adorable. The Kentucky “Dirty” – and yes, I get a big lump in my throat and tear up every time I hear My Old Kentucky Home.
      Especially when it says, “Weep, no more my Lady!”

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