Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for April 29, 2016
Richard's Poor Almanac Cherry Blossom Lore Fun Facts! By Richard Thompson The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin or a gift to America from Japan in 1912! When things went sour during World War II they were renamed Freedom Trees by act of Congress! It would take a stack of 21,467 pancakes to equal the height of the Washington Monument, if you made them with buttermilk* The official peak Blossom date is secretly controlled by executives of the RAND Corporation, Halliburton and NBC-4 weatherman Bob Brian! May 20th! July 6th! I say we skip it entirely this year. Cherry blossoms and mayonnaise makes a tasty coleslaw much prized by the Japanese! So when you go down to the Tidal Base and don't forget the mayonnaise! Mmmm yummy! Hey- where'd you get the pancakes? *This is not a Cherry Blossom lore fun fact at all. I'm sorry.