April Fools Day

Also known as “All Fool’s Day” April Fool’s Day is corny and can be irritating I suppose but I’ve always loved it due to memories of my maternal grandfather, Pappy. https://crookedcreek.live/2016/12/11/gee-ky/

The origin of this day for pranks and hoaxes is not entirely clear but it has been around for a very long time. According to some sources it has been fun in Britain since the 18th Century.

Even some newspapers and other media get involved in the action. My favorite story is about a BBC show in 1957 that said, “The Swiss had a very good crop of spaghetti this year” and then showed photos of people harvesting spaghetti from trees. Some gullible people fell for it!

I always try to fool people on this day in honor of Pappy who loved to fool me each April 1st. I remember our tricks on one another which are too banal to describe here but I hope you have fun today whether you are the jokester or the recipient of a practical joke. 

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“When I was about ten years old, I gave my teacher an April Fool’s sandwich, which had a dead goldfish in it.” Alan Alda

 

Graphics by Pixabay

5 Comments

  1. I enjoyed your remembrance of your Granfather, “Pappy.”
    I could envision A Grandfather and his Granddaughter enjoying laughter in the days of springtime sunshine.

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