Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for April 09, 2011
cherry blossom lore as early as 600 years ago american indian tribes living on the patowmack river recognized the unique charm of the cherry blossom tree indian 1: these things are going to attract kitsch-starved tourists like flies. indian 2: and how. george washington, bitter over a childhood incident, detested cherry trees of any kind and had to be forcibly restrained from chopping them all down. advisor: sir! don't! the tourism industry was a mjaor contributor to your presidential campaign! washington: ow! leggo! it would take a stack of 21, 467 pancakes to equal the height of the washington monument if you made them with buttermilk.* *this is not cherry blossom lore. i'm sorry.