Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for April 21, 2016
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. Those things are going to attract kitsch starved tourists like flies. And how. George Washington, bitter over a childhood incident, tested cherry trees of any kind and had to be forcibly restrained from chopping them all down. Sir summation point don't! The tourism industry was a major contributor to your presidential campaign! 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.