Summing it Up...
Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
More from the Farmer's Almanac...
April 1 — April Fools’ Day!
Although the origin of playing practical jokes and pranks on this day is hazy, many folklorists believe that it may go back to 16th-century France. At that time, New Year’s Day was March 25, with a full week of partying and exchanging gifts lasting until April 1. In 1582, the Gregorian calendar moved New Year’s Day back to January 1. Those who forgot or refused to honor the new calendar were the butts of jokes and ridicule.
In honor of April 1, we remind you of some very foolish things that have happened within this month.
• Any fool knows that tax day is April 15, but, fittingly, April is also the month in which the U.S. Mint was established, in 1792.
• Alec Guinness was born April 2, 1914, later gaining his fame by publishing every foolish feat that ever set a record.
• On April 7, 1857, snow fell in every southern state in the United States, just to make fools of the weathermen, no doubt.
• And finally, to cap off the foolishness, on April 29, 1848, Niagara Falls stopped flowing for 30 hours. Now that’s foolish!
To be a fool at the right time is also an art.