Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fool's Day

  Today is April 1st, otherwise known as April Fool's Day.  Did anyone play a joke on you today??  I know several people who have birthday's today, and their childhood birthday parties were always fun.  One of my cousins was born today, and we never knew what to expect at her birthday bash.  One of the oldest cousins, usually the most recently married, woulds suddenly blurt out that she was pregnant.  After squeals and hugs, we learned that it was an "April Fool's joke".  We announced vacations, weddings and all kinds of good news on April 1st, then called it wishful thinking!
  Today I told someone that I had won some money on  that mega millions game, where the top prize money was more than $500 million.  Of course, I was one of the millions who had won less than ten dollars, not one of the few who had won millions!  Seeing the look of joy on her face was priceless, as I'm sure she thought of some family and friends cruise that would celebrate my windfall.  We had a few laughs and talked about what we would have done with that money.  My plan has never changed, splitting the total into thirds.  One third will deal with the past, and pay off all debts.  Next we will deal with the present, and share it with family and friends.  The final third will go to the future, which I hope will allow me to retire, travel and make a difference.  Hey, it never hurts to have a plan.
   My uncle pulled a prank on us years ago, and it would still work today.  He tightly wrapped an elastic band around a paper clip and put it in an envelope, which he had folded to seal it.  He had written 'rattlesnake eggs ' on the front of the envelope.  He asked us if we wanted to see the eggs, but we must open the envelope very carefully, as to not hurt the eggs.  We had to get a look in that envelope.  As soon as the envelope was loosened the elastic started to unwind against the paper, sounding like a rattle!  We jumped back and dropped the envelope.  He tried to look serious, but he could not contain his laughter.  We knew we had been tricked!  Of course, we couldn't wait to try it on our friends. It was so-o-oo much better than the snake in the can tricks that we had seen before.  It didn't matter that we wouldn't get to use it as an official April Fool's prank, we pulled it as soon as we got back to school.  It's harmless and easy, and kids will love it.  Try using a few paper clips, and wrapping the elastic the entire length of the clip.
  Have a good week always take what you like and leave the rest...and the beat goes on.....the beat goes on.......

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