Friday, April 1, 2011

Morning in Waterville

It's Hilaria Day

"HILARIA was an ancient festival celebrated in Rome
and involved people dressing up in disguises."

Great Idea!

You know - put on summer clothes, flip-flops,

carry golf gear, go to the beach,

put the top down on your convertible

and go fly a kite!

Just make sure that nothing's WHITE,
or you won't be able to find it in the snow!

And yes: you really will look like a fool!


This is what it's doing now.
(Click for more.)

This is what it's going to do.


While you're waiting for the snow to melt, you could read this.........

"On this day in 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools' Day by playing practical jokes on each other.

Although the day, also called All Fools' Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some historians speculate that April Fools' Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes. These included having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as "poisson d'avril" (April fish), said to symbolize a young, easily caught fish and a gullible person." From

....................... or, you could go back to bed
and pretend it never happened!


Above all, smile: warmer days are coming!

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